STATE PRISON AND COUNTY JAILS
IDAHO COMMISSION OF PARDONS AND PAROLE
20-1006. MEDICAL PAROLE — REQUIRED REPORT. (1) Subject to the limitations of this section and section 20-1005, Idaho Code, and notwithstanding any fixed term of confinement or minimum period of confinement as provided in section 19-2513, Idaho Code, the commission may parole an inmate for medical reasons. A prisoner may be considered for medical parole only when the prisoner is permanently incapacitated or terminally ill and when the commission reasonably believes the prisoner no longer poses a threat to the safety of society.
(2) The commission shall annually prepare and send to the governor, the senate judiciary and rules committee, and the house of representatives judiciary, rules, and administration committee a report containing the name and current legal status of all persons granted parole pursuant to this section.
(3) As used in this section:
(a) "Permanently incapacitated" means a person who, by reason of an existing physical condition that is not terminal, is permanently and irreversibly physically incapacitated; and
(b) "Terminally ill" means person who has an incurable condition caused by illness or disease and who is irreversibly, terminally ill.
[20-1006, added 2021, ch. 196, sec. 8, p. 531.]