§ 1354.5. Room Confinement.
15 CA ADC § 1354.5BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
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Title 15. Crime Prevention and Corrections
Division 1. Board of State and Community Corrections
Chapter 1. Board of State and Community Corrections
Subchapter 5. Minimum Standards for Juvenile Facilities
Article 5. Classification and Segregation
15 CCR § 1354.5
§ 1354.5. Room Confinement.
(a) The facility administrator shall develop and implement written policies and procedures addressing the confinement of youth in their room that are consistent with Welfare and Institutions Code Section 208.3. The placement of a youth in room confinement shall be accomplished in accordance with the following guidelines:
(1) Room confinement shall not be used before other, less restrictive, options have been attempted and exhausted, unless attempting those options poses a threat to the safety or security of any youth or staff.
(2) Room confinement shall not be used for the purposes of punishment, coercion, convenience, or retaliation by staff.
(3) Room confinement shall not be used to the extent that it compromises the mental and physical health of the youth.
(b) A youth may be held up to four hours in room confinement. After the youth has been held in room confinement for a period of four hours, staff shall do one or more of the following:
(1) Return the youth to general population.
(2) Consult with mental health or medical staff.
(3) Develop an individualized plan that includes the goals and objectives to be met in order to reintegrate the youth to general population.
(4) If room confinement must be extended beyond four hours, staff shall do each of the following:
(A) Document the reasons for room confinement and the basis for the extension, the date and time the youth was first placed in room confinement, and when he or she is eventually released from room confinement.
(B) Develop an individualized plan that includes the goals and objectives to be met in order to integrate the youth to general population.
(C) Obtain documented authorization by the facility superintendent or his or her designee every four hours thereafter.
(5) This section is not intended to limit the use of single-person rooms or cells for the housing of youth in juvenile facilities and does not apply to normal sleeping hours.
(6) This section does not apply to youth or wards in court holding facilities or adult facilities.
(7) Nothing in this section shall be construed to conflict with any law providing greater or additional protections to youth.
(8) This section does not apply during an extraordinary emergency circumstance that requires a significant departure from normal institutional operations, including a natural disaster or facility-wide threat that poses an imminent and substantial risk of harm to multiple staff or youth. This exception shall apply for the shortest amount of time needed to address this imminent and substantial risk of harm.
(9) This section does not apply when a youth is placed in a locked cell or sleeping room to treat and protect against the spread of a communicable disease for the shortest amount of time required to reduce the risk of infection, with the written approval of a licensed physician or nurse practitioner, when the youth is not required to be in an infirmary for an illness. Additionally, this section does not apply when a youth is placed in a locked cell or sleeping room for required extended care after medical treatment with the written approval of a licensed physician or nurse practitioner, when the youth is not required to be in an infirmary for illness.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 210 and 885, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Section 209, Welfare and Institutions Code.
1. New section filed 11-14-2018; operative 1-1-2019 (Register 2018, No. 46).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
15 CCR § 1354.5, 15 CA ADC § 1354.5
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