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§ 1430. Medical Clearance/Intake Health and Screening.

15 CA ADC § 1430Barclays 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 8. Health Services
15 CCR § 1430
§ 1430. Medical Clearance/Intake Health and Screening.
The health administrator/responsible physician, in cooperation with the facility administrator and behavioral/mental health director shall establish policies and procedures for a documented intake health screening procedure to be conducted immediately upon entry to the facility. Policies and procedures shall also define when a health evaluation and/or treatment shall be obtained prior to acceptance for booking.
For adjudicated youth who are confined in any juvenile facility for successive stays, each of which totals less than 96 hours, the responsible physician shall establish a policy for a medical evaluation and clearance. This evaluation and clearance shall include screening for communicable disease.
The responsible physician shall establish criteria defining the types of apparent health conditions that would preclude acceptance of a youth into the facility without a documented medical clearance. The criteria shall be consistent with the facility's resources to safely hold the youth.
Intake personnel shall ensure that youth who are unconscious, semi-conscious, profusely bleeding, severely disorientated, known to have ingested substances, intoxicated to the extent that they are a threat to their own safety or the safety of others, in alcohol or drug withdrawal or otherwise urgently in need of medical attention shall be immediately referred to an outside facility for medical attention and clearance for booking.
Written documentation of the circumstances and reasons for requiring a medical clearance whenever a youth is not accepted for booking is required.
Written medical clearance, and when possible, a medical evaluation with progress notes are required for admission to the facility.
Procedures for an intake health screening shall consist of a defined, systematic inquiry and observation of every youth booked into the juvenile facility. The screening shall be conducted immediately upon entry to the facility and may be performed by either health care personnel or trained youth supervision staff.
Screening procedures shall include but not be limited to:
(a) Medical, dental and behavioral/mental health concerns that may pose a hazard to the youth or others in the facility;
(b) Health conditions that require treatment while the youth is in the facility; and,
(c) Identification of the need for accommodations eg. physical or developmental disabilities, gender identity or medical holds.
Any youth suspected to have a communicable disease that could pose a significant risk to others in the facility shall be separated from the general population pending the outcome of an evaluation by healthcare staff.
Procedures shall require timely referral for health care commensurate with the nature of any problems or complaint identified during the screening process.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 210 and 885, Welfare and Institutions Code; and Assembly Bill 1397, Chapter 12, Statutes of 1996. Reference: 1995-96 Budget Act, Chapter 303, Item Number 5430-001-001, Statutes of 1995; Assembly Bill 904, Chapter 304, Statutes of 1995; and Assembly Bill 1397, Chapter 12, Statutes of 1996.
1. New section filed 3-6-97; operative 4-5-97 (Register 97, No. 10).
2. Amendment of first paragraph and subsection (b) filed 6-23-2003; operative 7-23-2003 (Register 2003, No. 26).
3. Amendment of section heading and section filed 11-14-2018; operative 1-1-2019 (Register 2018, No. 46).
This database is current through 5/17/24 Register 2024, No. 20.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 15, § 1430, 15 CA ADC § 1430
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