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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department Of Social Services
Chapter 100. Minimum Standards for Licensed Child Caring Institutions

22VAC40-100-290. Discipline.

A. Different approaches are required for different kinds of children and groups.

B. A clear differentiation shall be made between rights and privileges of children.

C. Punishment, control, and discipline of children shall be an adult responsibility.

D. Punishment shall be related to the specific misbehavior. Excessive, degrading, or vindictive punishment is prohibited.

E. Institutions shall not allow deprivation of meals, or prohibit mail and family visits as a method of punishment.

F. Physical punishment or isolation, or both, of a child shall require the approval of the administrator or his designee. In all instances, the administrator shall be notified of the child's physical punishment or isolation, or both. At any time a child is confined to his quarters, he shall not be without means of communicating with staff.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-24-01 §VL, eff. November 22, 1972; amended, eff. July 1, 1981, eff. February 1, 1984, eff. May 1, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984.

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