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§ 1006. Definitions.

15 CA ADC § 1006Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: January 1, 2023

Barclays California Code of Regulations
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 1. General Instructions
Effective: January 1, 2023
15 CCR § 1006
§ 1006. Definitions.
The following definitions shall apply:
“Administering Medication,” as it relates to managing legally obtained drugs, means the act by which a single dose of medication is given to a patient. The single dose of medication may be taken either from stock (undispensed), or dispensed supplies.
“Administrative separation” means the physical separation of different types of incarcerated persons from each other as specified in Penal Code Sections 4001 and 4002, and Section 1053 of these regulations. Administrative separation is accomplished to provide that level of control and security necessary for good management and the protection of staff and incarcerated persons.
“Alternate means of compliance” means a process for meeting or exceeding standards in an innovative way, after a pilot project evaluation, approved by the Board pursuant to an application.
“Average daily population” means the number of incarcerated persons housed in a facility in a day. Average daily population (ADP) is the daily population divided by the number of days in the period of measurement.
“Board” means the Board of State and Community Corrections, whose board acts by and through its executive director, deputy directors, and field representatives.
“Clean” means laundered immediately prior to issue unless new or, in the case of mattresses and items that cannot be laundered, disinfected immediately prior to issue.
“Clinical evaluation” means an assessment of a person's physical and/or mental health condition conducted by licensed health personnel operating within recognized scope of practice specific to their profession and authorized by a supervising physician or psychiatrist.
“Concept drawings” means, with respect to a design-build project, any drawings or architectural renderings that may be prepared, in addition to performance criteria, in such detail as the agency determines necessary to sufficiently describe the agency's needs.
“Contact” means any physical or sustained sight or sound contact between juveniles in detention and incarcerated adults. Sight contact is clear visual contact between incarcerated adults and juveniles within close proximity to each other. Sound contact is direct oral communication between incarcerated adults and juvenile offenders.
“Court Holding facility” means a local detention facility constructed within a court building after January 1, 1978, used for the confinement of persons solely for the purpose of a court appearance for a period not to exceed 12 hours.
“Custodial personnel” means those officers with the rank of deputy, correctional officer, patrol persons, or other equivalent sworn or civilian rank whose duties include the supervision of incarcerated persons.
“Delivering Medication,” as it relates to managing legally obtained drugs, means the act of providing one or more doses of a prescribed and dispensed medication to a patient.
“Design-bid-build” means a construction procurement process independent of the design process and in which the construction of a project is procured based on completed construction documents.
“Design-build” means a construction procurement process in which both the design and construction of a project are procured from a single entity.
“Developmentally disabled” means those persons who have a disability which originates before an individual attains age 18, continues, or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitutes a substantial disability for that individual. This term includes cognitive and intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and autism, as well as disabling conditions found to be closely related to cognitive and intellectual disabilities or that require treatment.
“Direct visual observation” means direct personal view of the incarcerated person in the context of their surroundings without the aid of audio/video equipment. Audio/video monitoring may supplement but not substitute for direct visual observation.
“Disability” means a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; a record or history of such an impairment; or is regarded or perceived by others as having such an impairment.
“Disciplinary separation” means the status assigned a person as the result of violating facility rules and which consists of confinement in a cell or housing unit.
“Dispensing,” as it relates to managing legally obtained drugs, means the interpretation of the prescription order, the preparation, repackaging, and labeling of the drug based upon a prescription from a physician, dentist, or other prescriber authorized by law.
“Disposal,” as it relates to managing legally obtained drugs, means the destruction of medication or its return to the manufacturer or supplier.
“Emergency” means any significant disruption of normal facility procedure, policies, or activities caused by a riot, fire, earthquake, attack, strike, or other emergent condition.
“Emergency medical situations” means those situations where immediate services are required for the alleviation of severe pain, or immediate diagnosis and treatment of unforeseeable medical conditions are required, if such conditions would lead to serious disability or death if not immediately diagnosed and treated.
“Exercise” means the opportunity for physical exertion.
“Facility/system administrator” means the sheriff, chief of police, chief probation officer, or other official charged by law with the administration of a local detention facility/system.
“Facility manager” means the jail commander, camp superintendent, or other comparable employee who has been delegated the responsibility for operating a local detention facility by a facility administrator.
“Facility watch commander” means the individual designated by the facility manager to make operational decisions during their work hours.
“Gender expression” means a person's gender-related appearance and behavior regardless of whether it is stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth.
“Gender identity” means a person's sense of being male, female, some combination of male or female, or neither male nor female.
“Health authority” means that individual or agency that is designated with responsibility for health care policy pursuant to a written agreement, contract, or job description. The health authority may be a physician, an individual, or a health agency. In those instances where medical and mental health services are provided by separate entities, decisions regarding mental health services shall be made in cooperation with the mental health director. When this authority is other than a physician, final clinical decisions rest with a single designated responsible physician.
“Health care” means medical, mental health, and dental services.
“In-person visit” means an on-site visit that may include barriers. In-person visits include interactions in which an incarcerated person has physical contact with a visitor, is able to see a visitor through a barrier, or is otherwise in a room with a visitor without physical contact. “In-person visit” does not include an interaction between an incarcerated person and a visitor through the use of an on-site two-way audio/video terminal.
“Jail,” as used in Article 8, means a Type II or III facility as defined in the “Minimum Standards for Local Detention Facilities.”
“Labeling,” as it relates to managing legally obtained drugs, means the act of preparing and affixing an appropriate label to a medication container.
“Law enforcement facility” means a building that contains a Type I Jail, Temporary Holding Facility, or Lockup. It does not include a Type II or III jail, which has the purpose of detaining adults, charged with criminal law violations while awaiting trial or sentenced adult criminal offenders.
“Legend drugs” are any drugs defined as “dangerous drugs” under Chapter 9, Division 2, Section 4211 of the California Business and Professions Code. These drugs bear the legend, “Caution Federal Law Prohibits Dispensing Without a Prescription.” The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined because of toxicity or other potentially harmful effects, that these drugs are not safe for use except under the supervision of a health care practitioner licensed by law to prescribe legend drugs.
“Living areas” means those areas of a facility utilized for the day-to-day housing and activities of incarcerated persons. These areas do not include special use cells such as sobering, safety, and holding or staging cells normally located in receiving areas.
“Local detention facility” means any city, county, city and county, or regional jail, camp, court holding facility, or other correctional facility, whether publicly or privately operated, used for confinement of adults or of both adults and minors, but does not include that portion of a facility for confinement of both adults and minors which is devoted only to the confinement of minors.
“Local detention system” means all of the local detention facilities that are under the jurisdiction of a city, county, or combination thereof whether publicly or privately operated. Nothing in the standards are to be construed as creating enabling language to broaden or restrict privatization of local detention facilities beyond that which is contained in statute.
“Local Health Officer” means that licensed physician who is appointed pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 101000 to carry out duly authorized orders and statutes related to public health within their jurisdiction.
“Lockup” means a locked room or secure enclosure under the control of a peace officer or custodial officer that is primarily used for the temporary confinement of adults who have recently been arrested; sentenced persons who are incarcerated workers may reside in the facility to carry out appropriate work.
“May” is permissive; “shall” is mandatory.
“Medical detoxification” means a process that systematically and safely withdraws people who may be addicted to drugs or alcohol, under the care of a licensed medical provider. The detoxification process is designed to treat the immediate bodily effects of stopping drug or alcohol use that may be life-threatening.
“Mental Health Director” means that individual who is designated by contract, written agreement, or job description, to have administrative responsibility for the facility or system mental health program.
“Non-secure custody” means that a minor's freedom of movement in a law enforcement facility is controlled by the staff of the facility; and
(1) the minor is under constant direct visual observation by the staff;
(2) the minor is not locked in a room or enclosure; and,
(3) the minor is not physically secured to a cuffing rail or other stationary object.
“Non-sentenced” means an incarcerated person with any pending local charges or one who is being held solely for charges pending in another jurisdiction.
“Out--of--cell time” means time spent outside of the sleeping area, where an individual has the opportunity to exercise or participate in recreation.
“Over-the-counter (OTC) Drugs,” as it relates to managing legally obtained drugs, are medications which do not require a prescription (non-legend).
“Performance criteria” means, with respect to a design-build project, the information that fully describes the scope of the proposed project and includes, but is not limited to, the size, type, and design character of the buildings and site; the required form, fit, function, operational requirements and quality of design, materials, equipment and workmanship; and any other information deemed necessary to sufficiently describe the agency's needs; including documents prepared pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 20133 of the Public Contract Code.
“Pilot Project” means an initial short-term method to test or apply an innovation or concept related to the operation, management, or design of a local detention facility pursuant to application to, and approval by, the Board.
“Procurement,” as it relates to managing legally obtained drugs, means the system for ordering and obtaining medications for facility stock.
“Psychotropic medication” means any medication prescribed for the treatment of symptoms of psychoses and other mental and emotional disorders.
“Rated capacity” means the number of incarcerated occupants for which a facility's single and double occupancy cells or dormitories, except those dedicated for health care or disciplinary separation housing, were planned and designed in conformity to the standards and requirements contained in Title 15 and in Title 24.
“Recreation” means the individual's ability to choose from activities that occupy the attention and offer the opportunity for relaxation and may include reading, games, socialization, entertainment, education, and programs.
“Regional Center for Developmentally Disabled” means those private agencies throughout the state, funded through the Department of Developmental Services, which assure provision of services to persons with developmental disabilities. Such centers will be referred to as regional centers in these regulations.
“Remodel” means to alter the facility structure by adding, deleting, or moving any of the buildings' components thereby affecting any of the spaces specified in Title 24, Part 2, Section 1231.
“Repackaging,” as it relates to managing legally obtained drugs, means the transferring of medications from the original manufacturers' container to another properly labeled container.
“Repair” means to restore to original condition or replace with like-in-kind.
“Responsible health care staff” means an individual who is qualified by education, training, licensure/regulation, and/or facility privileges (when applicable) who performs a professional service within their scope of practice and in accordance with assigned duties. This distinguishes the “responsible health care staff” from the many other “qualified health care staff” that are not specifically assigned to assure that certain care is rendered.
“Safety checks” means direct, visual observation performed at random intervals within timeframes prescribed in these regulations to provide for the health and welfare of incarcerated people.
“Secure custody” means that a minor being held in temporary custody in a law enforcement facility is locked in a room, enclosure, or is physically secured to a cuffing rail or other stationary object.
“Security glazing” means a glass/polycarbonate composite glazing material designed for use in detention facility doors and windows and intended to withstand measurable, complex loads from deliberate and sustained attacks in a detention environment.
“Sentenced” means a person that has been sentenced/committed to custody in a local detention facility.
“Serviceable,” as it relates to mattresses, means mattresses that lack holes or tears and have sufficient padding.
“Sexual abuse” has the same meaning as 28 C.F.R. Section 115.6 (June 20, 2012), hereby incorporated by reference.
“Sexual harassment” has the same meaning as 28 C.F.R. Section 115.6 (June 20, 2012), hereby incorporated by reference.
“Shall” is mandatory; “may” is permissive.
“Sobering cell” as referenced in Section 1056, refers to an initial “sobering up” place for people who are sufficiently intoxicated from any substance to require a protected environment.
“Storage,” as it relates to legally obtained drugs, means the controlled physical environment used for the safekeeping and accounting of medications.
“Supervision in a law enforcement facility” means that a minor is being directly observed by the responsible individual in the facility to the extent that immediate intervention or other required action is possible.
“Supervisory custodial personnel” means those staff members whose duties include direct supervision of custodial personnel.
“Telehealth” means a collection of means or methods for enhancing health care using telecommunications technologies. Telehealth encompasses a broad variety of technologies to deliver virtual health services.
“Temporary custody” means that the minor is not at liberty to leave the law enforcement facility.
“Temporary Holding facility” means a local detention facility constructed after January 1, 1978, used for the confinement of persons for 24 hours or less pending release, transfer to another facility, or appearance in court.
“Trauma” is an experience that causes intense physical and psychological stress reactions. It can refer to a single event, multiple events, or a set of circumstances that is experienced by an individual as physically and emotionally harmful or threatening and that has lasting adverse effects on the individual's physical, social, emotional, cognitive, or spiritual well-being.
“Type I facility” means a local detention facility used for the detention of persons for not more than 96 hours excluding holidays after booking. Such a Type I facility may also detain persons on court order either for their own safekeeping or those committed to a city jail, or may house people sentenced to the county jail provided such placement in the facility is made on a voluntary basis on the part of the person incarcerated. As used in this section, an incarcerated worker is defined as a person assigned to perform designated tasks outside of their cell or dormitory, pursuant to the written policy of the facility, for a minimum of four hours each day on a five-day scheduled work week.
“Type II facility” means a local detention facility used for the detention of persons pending arraignment, during trial, and upon a sentence of commitment.
“Type III facility” means a local detention facility used only for the detention of convicted and sentenced persons.
“Type IV facility” means a local detention facility or portion thereof designated for housing under Penal Code Section 1208 for work/education furlough or other programs involving access into the community.
“Video visitation” has the same meaning as Penal Code Section 4032.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 6024 and 6030, Penal Code. Reference: Section 6030, Penal Code.
1. Editorial correction of Note filed 9-30-82 (Register 82, No. 40).
2. Change without regulatory effect (Register 86, No. 32).
3. Change without regulatory effect (Register 88, No. 17).
4. Relettering of former subsections (u)-(hh) to subsections (v)-(ii), and new subsection (u) filed 6-2-88 as an emergency; operative 6-3-88 (Register 88, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 10-3-88.
5. Change without regulatory effect of subsection (t) filed 7-21-88; operative 7-21-88 (Register 88, No. 30).
6. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-2-88 order filed 9-7-88 (Register 88, No. 39).
7. Change without regulatory effect of subsection (z) pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations filed 3-1-89 (Register 89, No. 10).
8. New subsection (y) and (cc) and relettering existing subsections (y) through (ii) filed 2-27-91; operative 3-29-91 (Register 91, No. 13).
9. Amendment filed 8-4-94; operative 9-5-94 (Register 94, No. 31).
10. Amendment filed 1-26-98; operative 2-25-98 (Register 98, No. 5).
11. Amendment filed 1-11-2001; operative 2-10-2001 (Register 2001, No. 2).
12. Amendment filed 6-23-2003; operative 7-23-2003 (Register 2003, No. 26).
13. New definitions of “Exercise” and “Security glazing” and amendment of definitions of “Health authority,” “Inmate worker,” “Jail,” “Lockup” and “Rated capacity” filed 6-2-2005; operative 7-2-2005 (Register 2005, No. 22).
14. Amendment of definitions of “Alternative means of compliance” and “Contact,” redesignation of “Board of Corrections” as “Corrections Standards Authority,” repealer of definition of “Inmate worker” and amendment of definitions of “Law enforcement facility” and “Pilot project” filed 4-20-2009; operative 5-20-2009 (Register 2009, No. 17).
15. Change without regulatory effect amending definition of “Remodel” filed 1-7-2010 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2010, No. 2).
16. Amendment of definitions of “Alternate means of compliance,” “Custodial personnel,” “Pilot Project,” “Safety checks” and “Secure custody,” new definitions of “Board,” “Clinical evaluation,” “Concept drawings,” “Design-bid-build,” “Design-build,” “Facility watch commander,” “May” and “Performance criteria,” repealer of definitions of “Corrections Standards Authority,” “Licensed health personnel” and “Managerial custodial personnel” and amendment of Note filed 8-20-2012; operative 9-19-2012 (Register 2012, No. 34).
17. Amendment of definitions of “Average daily population,” “Facility watch commander,” “Rated capacity” and “Sobering cell,” amendment of former definition of “Disciplinary isolation” to “Disciplinary separation,” and new definitions of “Medical detoxification,” “Responsible health care staff” and “Telehealth” filed 1-26-2017; operative 4-1-2017 (Register 2017, No. 4).
18. New definitions of “In-person visit” and “Video visitation” filed 2-5-2018; operative 4-1-2018 (Register 2018, No. 6).
19. New definitions of “Sexual abuse” and “Sexual harassment” filed 9-13-2018; operative 1-1-2019 (Register 2018, No. 37).
20. Amendment filed 11-17-2022; operative 1-1-2023 (Register 2022, No. 46).
This database is current through 12/1/23 Register 2023, No. 48.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 15, § 1006, 15 CA ADC § 1006
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