Details Kept Off-Limits on New Prison Health Care Contract
The fiscal details of a new contract between the California Prison Health Care Services and Health Net Federal Services are being kept confidential under a state government code. The code stipulates that all service contracts for health care under the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are exempt from the Public Records Act to protect the competitive nature of contract negotiations. The contract starts Jan. 1, 2011, and is effectiveÂ for at least three years.
- "Trade Secrets: Inmate Health Care Contracts Kept Confidential" (Chaussee, Capitol Weekly, 12/16).