Hays County (County) is soliciting for a qualified firm to provide quality medical care and related administrative services for the Hays County Jail adult inmates and the Juvenile Detention Center juvenile inmates. By the term “medical care” Hays County refers to treatment and management of physical and mental (psychiatric and psychological) wellbeing of inmates through services offered by medical nursing and health professionals, as well as dental care. This document is intended as a starting point for an interactive process, it does not attempt to comprehensively state all services to be provided nor does it attempt to identify or recite all terms, conditions or pricing scenarios which might be addressed in any final contract between Hays County and the selected provider for the requested service, or any future requested services.
The Respondent who is selected to provide the services described in this RFP (hereinafter “Respondent”) shall be the sole supplier and/or coordinator of the health care delivery system at the contracted Hays County facilities. This responsibility of the Respondent for the medical care of an inmate commences with the commitment of the inmate to the custody of the administration of the Jail, (adult facility) and Juvenile Detention Center (juvenile facility) and ends with the discharge (or temporary release) of the inmate from the custody of the County at the Jail or Juvenile Detention Center.
Inmates housed in the jail (adult facility) not covered under the terms of this RFP, or the resulting contract, will not be included in the Respondent’s responsibility while they are housed at other facilities. Adult inmates held in the Jail for other jurisdictions such as other counties or the US Justice Department will be included in the count, and the on-site care for these inmates will be the responsibility of the Respondent for nursing and physician care, any supplies used, and for over-the-counter medications. Other medical costs which can be identified for specific inmates such as prescriptions, x-rays, dental procedures, and all off-site medically related consultations and procedures will be billed back to the originating agency, either by the County, the actual community agency providing the care, or by the Respondent.