Initial Designation Process: BOP Mental Healthcare Levels I-IV
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|Before any initial designation decision is made, DSCC staff assess a provisional CARE LEVEL from I – IV for each inmate. BOP institutions also have a Mental Healthcare (MH) CARE LEVEL assignment which reflects the mental healthcare resources available at that facility.
Further, the BOP has available its National Programs Psychology Counseling (group or individual), available at a limited number of their facilities. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the legal defense team in preparation of their PSR, to work with the court and prosecution in order to get their client designated appropriately.
The Designation and Sentencing Computation Center (DSCC) designates those inmates with Medical and Mental Healthcare CARE LEVEL I-II.
For those inmates with Mental Healthcare, CARE LEVELS III-IV, the designation decision will be made by The Office of Medical Determinations and Transportation (OMDT).
* Unfortunately, in general, the BOP is not equipped to provide any meaningful treatment for the following underlying disorders (just to mention a few) – for example:
As medical staffing differs from one facility to another, and if the care is available within the BOP; this may necessitate a transfer to a facility further away from their home.
Mental Health Care Level I
Mental Health Care Level II
Mental Health Care Level III
Mental Health Care Level IV