Telemedicine Cost in Prisons

Cynthia Fernandez filed this request with the Bureau of Prisons of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2017-05787

Due Aug. 9, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Cynthia Fernandez

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

+ Any log or records of payments prisoners were billed for receiving care via Telemedicine.

+ Any and all policies, procedures, directives, or associated materials regarding the use of Telemedicine devices and care after medical consultation via Telemedicine.

+ Also, any and all contracts—as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, memorandums, directives, or other such additional materials—intergovernmental services agreements, and any other agreements regarding the use of Telemedicine devices.

It is a widely reported fact that prisoners are often left with copayments for medical attention: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/30/444451967/even-in-prison-health-care-often-comes-with-a-copay

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Fernandez

From:

Dear Ms. Fernandez:
Please see attached.
Thank you,
FOIA/PA Section
Central Office

From:

Ms. Fernandez,
A search is being conducted for records responsive to your request.

Once it has been determined that there are or are not responsive records to your request you will be notified.
Until then please feel free to check the status of your request at https://www.bop.gov/foia/index.jsp#tabs-6 by entering the number of your request (2017-05787) and clicking the "search button".
Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Section

From:

Ms. Fernandez,

There has been no change since your last inquiry. A search is being conducted for records responsive to your request.

Once it has been determined that there are or are not responsive records to your request you will be notified. Until then please feel free to check the status of your request at https://www.bop.gov/foia/index.jsp#tabs-6 by entering the number of your request (2017-05787) and clicking the "search button".

Respectfully,
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Section

From: Bureau of Prisons

Dear Ms. Fernandez:
Please see attached.
Thank you,
Linda M. V. Bowe
Government Information Specialist

From: Bureau of Prisons

Dear Ms. Fernandez:
Please see attached.
Thank you,
Linda M. V. Bowe
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA Section

From: Bureau of Prisons

Request number 2017-05787
Dear Ms. Fernandez:
Please see attached.
Thank you,
Linda M. V. Bowe
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA Section

From: Bureau of Prisons

Dear Ms. Fernandez,

Documents have been received and uploaded to our database from 1 of 2 field locations and are being processed. Once all records are received, a more accurate completion date can be provided. Please check back periodically.

Sincerely,

Alex White
BOP FOIA/PA Section

From: Bureau of Prisons

Ms. Fernandez,
There has been no change in status since your last inquiry. A search is still being conducted for records responsive to your request.

Once it has been determined that there are or are not responsive records to your request you will be notified.
Until then please feel free to check the status of your request at https://www.bop.gov/foia/index.jsp#tabs-6 by entering the number of your request and clicking the "search button".
Respectfully,
S. Arellano
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Section

From: Bureau of Prisons

Request number 2017-05787
Dear Ms. Fernandez:
Please see attached in response to your June 4, 2018, email to our office.
Thank you,
Linda M. V. Bowe
Government Information Specialist
FOIA/PA Section

From: Bureau of Prisons

Ms. Fernandez,
There has been no change in status since your last inquiry on 06-06-2018. A search is still being conducted for records responsive to your request.

Please feel free to check the status of your request at https://www.bop.gov/foia/index.jsp#tabs-6 by entering the number of your request and clicking the "search button".
Respectfully,
S. Arellano
Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Section

From: Bureau of Prisons

Good morning:

A review of your inquiry indicates a request for documents is still being conducted. Additionally, once all records are received requests are processed on a first in first out basis. Your request will be processed as expeditiously as practicable.

Sincerely,
A. Cromer, FOIA/PA Specialist
Central Office

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