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Recommendations Of The Coroner's Inquest Into The Death Of Robert Gentles

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11. It is recommended that, when time and circumstances permit, before a chemical agent/inflammatory spray is administered to an inmate that the medical authority at the institution be called to check the inmate's medical file for possible adverse effects to the chemical agent/inflammatory spray. If that is not possible, and when time and circumstances permit, a continually updated list of inmates with medical conditions that might be adversely affected by chemical agents/inflammatory sprays shall be available on each living unit and must be checked.

CSC'S RESPONSE:

CSC's policy is to consult with institutional medical authorities before a chemical agent is used with regard to possible contraindications, which may impact on the decision to use chemical agents. This is done in those situations where time and circumstances permit.