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Health Service metrics are regularly reported each fiscal year as part of the DOC's Budget Performance Measures.
The SFI-Designation and Point-in-Time MAT Reports below provide more detailed information from the Population Characteristics, Violent Crime, and Minimum Release reports, which are all available within the Reports and Data section of the website.
In instances when there are a small number of individuals under a category creating identifiable information, data are collapsed or removed from the table/figure for confidentiality.
Serious Functional Impairment (SFI)-Designation Reports
Point-in-time report that examines the SFI-Designated population in relation to the general incarcerated population across a variety of metrics.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Act 176 (hyperlinked here), effective July 1, 2018, directs Vermont correctional facilities to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to incarcerated individuals receiving MAT prior to entering a correctional facility for as long as medically necessary. Additionally, the law requires that Vermont correctional facilities assess and commence buprenorphine-specific MAT if it is deemed medically necessary by a provider authorized to prescribe buprenorphine. The incarcerated individual shall be authorized to receive the medication as soon as possible and for as long as medically necessary. Lastly, the law requires correctional facilities to transfer incarcerated individuals from buprenorphine to methadone if methadone is determined to be medically necessary by a provider authorized to prescribe methadone and the individual elects to do so.
Partnership with Department for Vermont Health Access (DVHA) Blueprint Team
Beginning in 2019, the Vermont Department of Corrections (VTDOC) and Department for Vermont Health Access (DVHA) collaborated to perform a longitudinal survivor study. Using Medicaid claims data, DVHA matched individuals who received MAT while incarcerated and were then released to analyze engagement and continuity of care post release in the community. See the link below for an infographic of the results of these analyses.