Russian Justice Ministry proposes to set palliative care procedure for convicts
MOSCOW, August 13 (RAPSI) – The Justice Ministry of Russia has developed a draft order to organize the delivery of palliative healthcare services for detainees and inmates, the ministry’s statement reads.
According to the document, the penitentiary system medical organizations would provide palliative care to convicts and detained defendants when indicated.
If the restrictive measure is changed, in particular for health reasons, but a person needs the continuation of treatment or palliative care, penitentiary doctors would give him or her a tertiary referral, the order says.
Amendments are proposed to the Order of healthcare delivery to persons detained or serving sentence in custody, approved by the Justice Ministry’s decree of December 28, 2017.