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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

6VAC15-70-160. Medical Care and Health Services.

A. Agency staff shall maintain first aid equipment approved by a recognized health authority for medical emergencies.

B. Written procedure shall ensure perpetual availability of first aid equipment and supplies.

C. Agency staff shall maintain a current inventory control list of first aid equipment and supplies.

D. One employee on each shift of the community residential program shall be trained in emergency first aid procedures, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

E. Routine medical care and 24-hour emergency medical services shall be available to residents.

F. At the time of the resident's referral, a medical assessment shall be completed to determine if the resident has any special medical needs. Agency staff shall be made aware of residents' special medical problems.

G. Written procedures shall provide for medical examination of any employee or resident suspected of having a communicable disease.

H. Written procedures shall address the management of serious and infectious diseases for residents and agency staff.

I. When a urine screening program is in effect, written procedures shall govern collection of samples and interpretation of results.

J. Written procedures shall govern the possession and control of prescribed medications and over-the-counter medication.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-30-004:1 § 5.2, 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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