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Offline Ubuntu3000

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Boot Camp Medical Screening
« on: July 05, 2016, 01:17:39 PM »
Hello,

I've had surgeries in the past and am eligible for boot camp, however I've heard many stories of people failing their medical screenings for small physical defects (such as a cyst). I've looked for a detailed description of the boot camp medical screening and I haven't been able to find one. I was hoping somebody on here would be able to provide me with a description of the medical screening and what could give me a failing grade on it.

Thanks

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Re: Boot Camp Medical Screening
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2016, 05:27:57 PM »
We don't have a specific list of medical issues they can and do reject people for, but here is Title 20 Administrative Rule for Screening and Placement into Bootcamp.

http://ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/020/020004600000300R.html


People who are on mood altering medication are not always approved either.

Everything is determined when you go into R&C and IDOC always has the final say so on who is accepted.
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Re: Boot Camp Medical Screening
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2016, 05:29:00 PM »

Here is the whole Title 20 Administrative Rule for the Impact Incarceration Program


http://ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/020/02000460sections.html
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Re: Boot Camp Medical Screening
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2016, 12:42:50 PM »
Hello,

I've had surgeries in the past and am eligible for boot camp, however I've heard many stories of people failing their medical screenings for small physical defects (such as a cyst). I've looked for a detailed description of the boot camp medical screening and I haven't been able to find one. I was hoping somebody on here would be able to provide me with a description of the medical screening and what could give me a failing grade on it.

Thanks

What was the surgery?  I witnessed people get through screening as long as there is no significant physical defect.  There is no formal request for medical records - you will have to provide whether you've had any surgeries or have been the victim of a shooting.  I witnessed people with obvious bullet wounds say "no," and pass screening.  Just be considerate of what your body can actually handle.  I witnessed someone who had knee surgery make it into BC and after several weeks, blew his knee out coming off the pull up bar.