The legislative mandate for CSC to provide health services to federal offenders comes from the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA). The CCRA indicates that CSC is responsible for providing "every inmate with essential health care and reasonable access to non-essential mental health care that will contribute to the inmate’s rehabilitation and successful reintegration in the community".
CSC Health Services strives to improve offender health to contribute to the safety of Canadians. We provide Offenders with efficient, effective health services that:
- encourage individual responsibility;
- promote healthy reintegration; and,
- contribute to safe communities.
The delivery of care is provided by health care professionals who are registered or licensed in Canada including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, dentists, and other relevant specialists.
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