9 CRR-NY 7651.17NY-CRR
9 CRR-NY 7651.17
9 CRR-NY 7651.17
7651.17 Prenatal and infant care services.
(a) The department shall provide comprehensive prenatal care delivered by qualified specialists for all pregnant inmates which shall include, but is not limited to, regular medical examinations, advice on appropriate levels of activity and safety precautions, nutritional guidance, and HIV education.
(b) The department shall provide facilities and services for the rooming-in housing and care of infants which are adequate to meet the needs of the inmate population.
(c) The department shall require every correctional facility where infants are housed to maintain a well-infant nursery with equipment and furnishings which shall include, but is not limited to:
(1) a separate formula room which shall be used for no purpose other than preparation of infant feedings;
(2) a bassinet or crib approved by the medical director for each infant;
(3) a refrigerator used for no purpose other than the storage of infant feedings;
(4) effective screening for all exterior doors and windows used for ventilation;
(5) a foot-controlled, covered receptacle for the disposal of wet or soiled diapers, and sanitary equipment for the sanitary disposal of linen other than wet or soiled diapers;
(6) sufficient quantities of fresh, clean covers for scale pans and changing tables such that each infant is weighed, diaper-changed, examined or treated on a freshly covered scale or changing table;
(7) a sink with hot and cold running water, soap, and disposable towel dispenser; and
(8) a linen inventory sufficient to meet the needs of the nursery.
(d) The department shall prohibit common bathing of infants.
(e) The department shall arrange for the regular and on-call services of a physician who is a board-eligible pediatrician or family physician to be provided to each infant housed in a correctional facility.
(f) The department shall require every correctional facility which operates a nursery to establish programs of prescription and provision of therapeutic nutrition as ordered by the medical director in consultation with the pediatrician for all infants in need of such programs.
(g) Each infant admitted to a facility nursery shall have a complete physical examination within 30 days of admission which shall be conducted by a board-eligible pediatrician or family practitioner.
(h) A permanent individual written medical record and, if appropriate, dental record shall be maintained for each infant housed in a correctional facility. Such record(s) shall be maintained in a manner consistent with the requirements of section 7651.19 of this Part.
(i) Consistent with the requirements of this Part, the department shall develop and require implementation of a written housekeeping procedure for all facility nurseries.
(j) Any infant known to be exposed to or diagnosed with diarrheal disease or a communicable condition causing intractable emesis, shall be housed in a room physically separate from the well-infant nursery and shall be observed pending differential diagnosis.
(k) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to limit the authority and responsibility of the department to take lawful action to safeguard the welfare of any infant in its care and custody.
9 CRR-NY 7651.17
Current through February 15, 2021
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