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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 16 August 2018) . . Page.. 3245 ..

If a detainee is eligible for supported accommodation under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), ACTCS will explore accommodation options in partnership with the detainee, guardian, family/carers or other nominated persons, the NDIS Coordinator and relevant stakeholders.

(2) ACTCS does not keep information of this nature in a format that can be easily translated into rates of homelessness for non-Indigenous and Indigenous detainees. Information about a detainee’s homelessness prior to entering the AMC is self-reported and, as such, data garnered from detainee records may not provide an accurate rate of homelessness in the detainee population.

(3) Extended Throughcare Program staff provide clients with assistance in exploring accommodation options and completing referrals. Financial support may also be provided through the payment of the first week’s rent or other fees associated with securing a detainee’s placement in community or crisis accommodation. Throughcare staff will continue follow-up with clients for the duration of their engagement in the program.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—health services(Question No 1563)

Mr Milligan asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 8 June 2018:

(1) What is the policy pertaining to the supervision of inmates receiving health services outside of the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC).

(2) What is the minimum number of AMC guards required to supervise these inmates.

(3) Are ACT Policing or other ACT Government employees required to supervise these inmates.

(4) Are inmates provided with regular hospital meals while receiving care at the Canberra Hospital, or are they given the option to order takeaway/delivery from external restaurants; if so, who pays for the meals from external restaurants.

(5) While receiving health care outside of the AMC, can inmates engage with visitors.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Corrections Management (Escort) Policy and Operating Procedure 2017 outlines the supervision requirements for detainees to attend an external health care facility. This Policy and Operating Procedure is restricted.

(2) Staffing levels for escorts are determined based on risk, however in most circumstances a standard escort would necessitate two corrections officers.

(3) No, ACTCS supervises all escorts of detainees in ACTCS legal custody.

(4) Detainees are entitled to be provided with sufficient food and drink to avoid hunger and poor nourishment. Where a detainee is receiving outpatient care, or health care services not requiring admission to an external health care facility, the detainee may

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