213177 Improving Detainee Medical Care

Monday, November 9, 2009: 1:15 PM

Beth Gibson , Senior Councilor to the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, ICE/Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC, DC
The Department of Homeland Security has recently announced fundamental reforms in its approach to immigration detention. A central focus in these reforms is improvement in the medical, dental and mental health care afforded to detainees. By improving our health care standards, oversight and reporting, we will increase the level and consistency of care that detainees receive.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the reforms for detainee medical care currently proposed by the Department of Homeland Security. 2. Assess how best to operationalize these proposed reforms.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Special Assistant for Detention, DHS
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.