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§ 1058.5. Restraints and Pregnant Inmates.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 15. Crime Prevention and Corrections
Division 1. Board of State and Community Corrections
Chapter 1. Board of State and Community Corrections
Subchapter 4. Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities
Article 5. Classification and Segregation
15 CCR § 1058.5
§ 1058.5. Restraints and Pregnant Inmates.
The facility administrator, in cooperation with the responsible physician, shall develop written policies and procedures for the use of restraint devices on pregnant inmates. In accordance with Penal Code 3407 the policy shall include reference to the following:
(1) An inmate known to be pregnant or in recovery after delivery shall not be restrained by the use of leg irons, waist chains, or handcuffs behind the body.
(2) A pregnant inmate in labor, during delivery, or in recovery after delivery, shall not be restrained by the wrists, ankles, or both, unless deemed necessary for the safety and security of the inmate, the staff, or the public.
(3) Restraints shall be removed when a professional who is currently responsible for the medical care of a pregnant inmate during a medical emergency, labor, delivery, or recovery after delivery determines that the removal of restraints is medically necessary.
(4) Upon confirmation of an inmate's pregnancy, she shall be advised, orally or in writing, of the standards and policies governing pregnant inmates.
Note: Authority cited: Section 6030, Penal Code. Reference: Sections 3407 and 6030, Penal Code.
1. New section filed 1-26-2017; operative 4-1-2017 (Register 2017, No. 4).
This database is current through 1/7/22 Register 2022, No. 1
15 CCR § 1058.5, 15 CA ADC § 1058.5
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