Federal Clinical Guidelines


This list features federal guidelines and other resources for clinical conditions of correctional significance. When considering resources for disease management, it is important to note the date that the resource was last updated given the evolving changes in disease management. Further consideration should be given to length of time that the patient is incarcerated, transfers to other facilities and ability to maintain the treatment regimen.

• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
   › 2015 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines
      › Persons in Correctional Facilities (Special Populations section)
      › Pregnant Women (Special Populations section). Selected diseases:
         › Chlamydial Infections - Special Considerations - Pregnancy
         › Genital Herpes in Pregnancy
         › Gonococcal Infections - Special Considerations - Pregnancy
         › Syphilis During Pregnancy
         › Trichomoniasis - Special Considerations - Pregnancy
   › TB in Correctional Facilities in the United States
   › Tuberculosis (TB)
   › Viral Hepatitis – Hepatitis C Information

• Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents
   › Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

• Department of Veterans Affairs / Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines
   › Assessment and Management of Low Back Pain (LBP)
   › Management of Opioid Therapy (OT) for Chronic Pain
   › Management of Substance Use Disorders (SUD)

• Federal Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines (complete set)
   Links to selected FBOP guidelines:
   › Asthma
   › Detoxification of Chemically Dependent Inmates
   › Diabetes
   › Exposures: HIV, HBV, HCV, Human Bites, Sexual Assaults
   › HIV Infection
   › Major Depressive Disorder
   › Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Infections
   › Seasonal Influenza
   › Tuberculosis

• National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
   › Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma: National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
      Expert Panel Report 3

• National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
   › Tuberculosis (TB)

• National Institutes of Health, AIDSinfo
   › Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

• Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
   › Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment: Quick Guide for Clinicians Based on TIP 45

 • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
   › Hepatitis C: Screening
   › Tuberculosis Infection: Screening