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§ 1437. Mental Health Services.

15 CA ADC § 1437Barclays 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 § 1437
§ 1437. Mental Health Services.
The health administrator/responsible physician, in cooperation with the behavioral/mental health director and the facility administrator, shall establish policies and procedures to provide behavioral/mental health services. These services shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) screening for behavioral/mental health problems at intake performed by either behavioral/mental/medical health personnel or trained youth supervision staff; history of recent exposure to trauma which may require immediate attention (including physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault, neglect, violence in the home, traumatic loss), current traumatic stress symptoms, and pregnancy needs
(b) assessment by a behavioral/mental health provider when indicated by the screening process;
(c) therapeutic services and preventive services where resources permit;
(d) crisis intervention and the management of acute psychiatric episodes;
(e) stabilization of persons with mental disorders and the prevention of psychiatric deterioration in the facility setting;
(f) initial and periodic medication support services;
(g) assurance that any youth who displays significant symptoms of severe depression, suicidal ideation, irrational, violent or self destructive behaviors, shall be provided a mental status assessment by a licensed behavioral/mental health clinician, psychologist, or psychiatrist.
(h) transition planning for youth undergoing behavioral/mental health treatment, including arrangements for continuation of medication and services from behavioral/mental health providers, including providers in the community where appropriate.
Absent an emergency, unless the juvenile facility has been designated as a Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) facility, and youth meet the criteria for involuntary commitment under the LPS Act in Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5000 et seq., all services shall be provided on a voluntary basis. Voluntary mental health admissions may be sought pursuant to Penal Code Section 4011.8 or Welfare and Institutions Code Section 6552.


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 subsections (e)-(f) and new subsection (g) filed 1-11-2001; operative 2-10-2001 (Register 2001, No. 2).
3. Amendment of subsection (g) filed 6-18-2007; operative 7-18-2007 (Register 2007, No. 25).
4. Amendment of subsections (f)-(g), new subsection (h) and amendment of last paragraph and Note filed 12-2-2013; operative 4-1-2014 (Register 2013, No. 49).
5. 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, § 1437, 15 CA ADC § 1437
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