The well being companies for inmates on the Kennebec County jail and the Androscoggin County jail have been abruptly suspended resulting from a dispute over a invoice allegedly owed to the well being care supplier.
Correctional Well being Companions pulled their companies from each jails, efficient Aug. 1, over roughly $350,000 that was allegedly owed to the corporate for extra companies, the Kennebec Journal reported.
The Kennebec jail has opted right into a contract with CPS Well being Care, which already offers psychological well being companies for its inmates, which is able to fulfill well being care companies for not less than the following 5 months.
The Androscoggin jail reportedly obtained a discover that Correctional Well being Companions can be terminating its contract, however didn’t obtain a invoice for excellent fee. The jail has discovered a brand new well being companies supplier, however declined to remark what firm shall be taking over the position.
Jail officers famous that there was not a lapse in well being care offered to inmates.
Correctional Well being Companions is reportedly looking for the estimated quantity of $350,000 as a part of an effort to supply premium pay to its nurses, however when jail officers sought documentation to justify the invoice, they had been reportedly introduced a spreadsheet that didn’t comprise any info on how that cash had been allotted, in response to the Kennebec newspaper.
The Knox County Jail, which is in its first 12 months of a three-year contract with Correctional Well being Companions, had not obtained any discover that its contract is being terminated as of Tuesday afternoon.