The Act reduces the penalty imposed upon law enforcement officers for refusing to accept custody of persons charged with or guilty of an indictable offense (detainees). The Act allows law enforcement officers to refuse custody of detainees who have not received medical attention for obvious emergency medical conditions or physical injuries. The Act provides for the disposition of detainees when custody has been refused, when a medical release has been received, or when no public health facility is located in the country. The Act also provides for the payment of costs related to medical assessments.
Tamara N. Baines,
PENAL INSTITUTIONS Jails: Provide Law Enforcement Officers with Guidelines for Handling Detainees with Obvious Physical Injuries or Need for Emergency Medical Attention,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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