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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 70. Standards for Community Residential Programs

6VAC15-70-110. Intake.

Part IV
Program Services

A. Criteria for acceptance into the program and intake shall be governed by written procedure.

B. Agency staff shall complete an initial intake information form on each resident admitted which, unless prohibited by statute, includes at a minimum:

1. Name;

2. Address;

3. Date of birth;

4. Social Security number;

5. Current photograph;

6. Gender;

7. Race or ethnic origin;

8. Reason for referral;

9. Whom to notify in case of emergency;

10. Date information gathered;

11. Signature of both resident and employee gathering information;

12. Name and telephone number of referring agency or committing authority;

13. Special medical problems or needs;

14. Personal physician, if applicable;

15. Legal status, including jurisdiction, and length and conditions of sentence; and

16. Sexual abuse history (per Prison Rape Elimination Act).

C. Agency staff shall distribute a copy of the criteria for acceptance into the program and intake procedures to referral agencies and interested parties.

D. Agency staff shall provide in writing to the referral agency and prospective resident, reasons for nonacceptance into the program.

E. At the time of intake, agency staff shall review goals, services available, program rules, and disciplinary actions with the resident. This procedure shall be documented by employee and resident signatures.

F. Written procedure shall govern the assignment of case management of each resident to a staff member.

G. Where a language or literacy problem exists which may lead to a resident's misunderstanding of agency rules and regulations, assistance shall be provided to the resident either by staff or by another qualified individual under the supervision of a staff member.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-30-004:1 § 4.1, eff. July 1, 1993; amended, Volume 16, Issue 24, eff. September 17, 2000; Volume 25, Issue 03, eff. November 15, 2008.

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