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Old 09-29-2010, 03:00 PM
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I have read a lot of threads that are scaring me to death. I need some answers. First if your loved one dies will you be contacted if you are the emergency contact? If your loved one is hurt badly or taken to the hospital are you notified?
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:07 PM
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If your love one is hurt, taken to the hospital, or die they will let you know if you are his emgerency contact person, and sometimes if your his wife and one of the cpontact persons
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\My husband was in a life and death situation and was not notified. I had to call after a couple of days to find out anything. So, the answer is no....

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My father died in prison in Mississippi and I was not notified. Isn't there some law that says they have to notify me if I was the contact number? Also, Do they bury or cremate inmates and where?
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If they die, aren't they REQUIRED to contact you?
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I thought that was the way it was but again that is what I get for thought. I have an attorney looking into all this. My husband was on life support for a week. Never notified. I had to call to find out what was going on. Only then did I finally get a call. So, with that being said I am hoping to find out about this real soon. I am definately not impressed....
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I, too, once wanted the answer to these question. I found it in the NHDOC website. Go into NHDOC and click on PUBLIC. This will show a list. Click on POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND DIRECTIVES and this will produce another list. Scroll down until you get to NOTIFICATION TO DESIGNATED INDIVIDUALS IN CASE OF RESIDENT SERIOUS ILLNESS, INJURY OR DEATH (6.40). Click on this and you will get the procedures that are supposed to be followed. I know that when my son went into prison he had to sign a paper naming me as his contact person and later signed one saying if he should die, heaven forbid, he wanted his body released to me. Hope this helps.
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I, too, once wanted the answer to these question. I found it in the NHDOC website. Go into NHDOC and click on PUBLIC. This will show a list. Click on POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND DIRECTIVES and this will produce another list. Scroll down until you get to NOTIFICATION TO DESIGNATED INDIVIDUALS IN CASE OF RESIDENT SERIOUS ILLNESS, INJURY OR DEATH (6.40). Click on this and you will get the procedures that are supposed to be followed. I know that when my son went into prison he had to sign a paper naming me as his contact person and later signed one saying if he should die, heaven forbid, he wanted his body released to me. Hope this helps.
Thank you tinymom! Here's the link to make it a bit easier:
http://www.nh.gov/nhdoc/documents/6-40.pdf
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So the nurse at DOC has a lot to do with notification it seems.
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Yes this is a very sad and serious topic...it certainly should give us all something to think about and act on it...everyone should check their prison laws and bylaws and make sure the contact list is up to date
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My son says that everyone is asked these questions and given a paper to sign and to name a person on when they first go in.

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yes, they are but they don't follow it. It is my understanding the nurses are suppose to contact you if it is life threatning. Chaplin if it is not. However my husband was on life support and no one contacted me at all. I had to contact the prison as I knew something was wrong. They had the chaplin call me and tell me it wasn't life threatning. I continued and found out he was on life support. So, that is how that works. I finally got see him in Catholic Medical Center where is spent 2 wks with permission from the warden. I was very, very angry. So don't count on any notification.
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Had the same experience but not on the scale you did. Procedures are only as good as the people who follow them. Makes me wonder if these people even know what is contained in the procedure of have even read it. I also wonder who has access to these signed forms and how quickly they can get to them in case of an emergency. It shouldn't take days of calling to get an answer to a question in this type of matter. Perhaps this needs to be brought to the attention of those higher up perhaps these people are unaware this system of notification is broken and then they might work to make this procedure go more smoothly and make sure the people involved in this know what they are supposed to be doing and will be held accountable.
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It really should and have brought to the attention of them. Things just seem to be brushed under the rug. I asked for an investigation and one was done but needed my husband perm to see it. When my husband asked for the form to give me perm they said there was none. So I believe one wasn't done. Just a brick wall to a society that has there on rules...

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