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§ 1432. Health Assessment.

15 CA ADC § 1432Barclays 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 § 1432
§ 1432. Health Assessment.
The health administrator/responsible physician, in cooperation with the facility administrator for each juvenile hall, shall develop and implement written policy and procedures for a health assessment of youth and for the timely identification of conditions necessary to safeguard the health of the youth.
(a) The health assessment shall be completed within 96 hours of admission, excluding holidays, to the facility and result in a compilation of identified problems to be considered in classification, treatment, and the multi-disciplinary management of the youth while in custody and in pre-release planning. It shall be conducted in a location that protects the privacy of the youth and conducted by a physician, or other licensed or certified health professional working within his/her scope of practice and under the direction of a physician.
(1) At a minimum, the health assessment shall include, but is not limited to, health history, examination, laboratory and diagnostic testing, and immunization reviews as outlined below:
(A) The health history includes but is not limited to: Review of the intake health screening, history of illnesses, operations, injuries, medications, allergies, immunizations, systems review, exposure to communicable diseases, family health history, habits (e.g., tobacco, alcohol and other substances), developmental history including strengths and supports available to the youth (e.g., school, home, and peer relations, activities, interests), history of recent trauma-exposure which may require immediate attention (including physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault, neglect, violence in the home, traumatic loss) and current traumatic stress symptoms, pregnancy needs, sexual activity, contraceptive methods, reproductive history, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, history of mental illness, self-injury, and suicidal ideation.
(B) The physical examination includes but is not limited to: Temperature, height, weight, pulse, blood pressure, appearance, gait, head and neck, a preliminary dental and visual acuity screening, hearing screening, lymph nodes, chest and cardiovascular, breasts, abdomen, genital (pelvic and rectal examination, with consent, if clinically indicated), musculoskeletal, neurologic.
(C) Laboratory and diagnostic testing includes, but is not limited to: Tuberculosis screening and testing for sexually transmitted diseases for sexually active youth. Additional testing should be available as clinically indicated, including pregnancy testing, urinalysis, hemoglobin or hematocrit.
(D) Review and update of the immunization records within two weeks in accordance with current public health guidelines.
(2) The physical examination and laboratory and diagnostic testing components of the health assessment may be modified by the health care provider, for youth admitted with an adequate examination done within the last 12 months, provided there is reason to believe that no substantial change would be expected since the last full evaluation. When this occurs, health care staff shall review the intake health screening form and conduct a face-to-face interview with the youth. The health history and immunization review should be done within 96 hours of admission excluding holidays.
(3) Physical exams shall be updated annually for all youth.
(b) 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 assessment. If this assessment cannot be completed at the facility during the initial stay, it shall be completed prior to acceptance at the facility. This evaluation and clearance shall include screening for communicable disease.
(c) For youth who are transferred to and from juvenile facilities outside their detention system, the health administrator, in cooperation with the facility administrator, shall develop and implement policy and procedures to assure that a health assessment:
(1) is received from the sending facility at or prior to the time of transfer;
(2) is reviewed by designated health care staff at the receiving facility; and,
(3) is identified and any missing required assessments are scheduled within 96 hours.
(d) The health administrator/responsible physician shall develop policy and procedures to assure that youth who are transferred among juvenile facilities within the same detention system, receive a written health care clearance. The health record shall be reviewed and updated prior to transfer and forwarded to facilities that have licensed on-site health care staff.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 210 and 885, Welfare and Institutions Code. Reference: Section 209, Welfare and Institutions Code.
1. New section filed 3-6-97; operative 4-5-97 (Register 97, No. 10).
2. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 6-23-2003; operative 7-23-2003 (Register 2003, No. 26).
3. Amendment section and Note filed 12-2-2013; operative 4-1-2014 (Register 2013, No. 49).
4. 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, § 1432, 15 CA ADC § 1432
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