A medical parolee is defined as a person released from confinement pursuant to California Penal Code 3550.
In addition to the medical services provided for patients incarcerated in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institutions, providers may care for medical parolees, who upon parole are typically placed in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) located in counties near their county of residence prior to incarceration. The following are provider requirements for providing services to medical parolees:
- Providers must acknowledge CDCR's statutory authority as custodial guardian for medical parolees
- Providers must also acknowledge that the custody aspects of medical parolees' care is regulated by the medical parolee's assigned parole agent
- Providers must promptly notify the assigned parole agent of any critical events with regard to the medical parolee. Critical events include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Any change in the medical parolee's location
- Any criminal activity on the part of the medical parolee
- Any other significant event or circumstances related to the medical parolee that would be of reasonable interest to the parole agent
- In the absence of the parole agent, the provider must contact the unit supervisor of the parole unit to which the medical parolee is assigned
- Medical parolees remain the financial responsibility of CDCR
Providers must submit claims for medical parolees to CorrectCare Integrated Health (CCIH).