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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 101. Regulation Governing Juvenile Secure Detention Centers

6VAC35-101-190. Required initial training.

A. Each full-time and part-time employee and relief staff shall complete initial, comprehensive training that is specific to the individual's occupational class, is based on the needs of the population served, and ensures that the individual has the competencies to perform the position's duties.

1. Direct care staff shall receive at least 40 hours of training, inclusive of all training required by this section, in their first year of employment.

2. Contractors shall receive training required to perform their position responsibilities in a detention center.

B. Within 30 days following the employee's start date at the facility or before the employee is responsible for the direct supervision of a resident, all direct care staff and staff who provide direct supervision of the residents shall complete training in the following areas:

1. Emergency preparedness and response as provided for in 6VAC35-101-510 (emergency and evacuation procedures);

2. The facility's behavior management program as provided for in 6VAC35-101-1070 (behavior management);

3. The residents' rules of conduct and the rationale for the rules;

4. The facility's behavior intervention procedures, with physical and mechanical restraint training required as applicable to their duties and as required by subsection D of this section;

5. Child abuse and neglect and mandatory reporting as provided for in 6VAC35-101-80 (serious incident reports) and 6VAC35-101-90 (suspected child abuse or neglect);

6. Maintaining appropriate professional boundaries and relationships;

7. Interaction among staff and residents;

8. Suicide prevention as provided for in 6VAC35-101-1020 (suicide prevention);

9. Residents' rights, including but not limited to prohibited actions provided for in 6VAC35-101-650 (prohibited actions);

10. Standard precautions as provided for in 6VAC35-101-1010 (infectious or communicable diseases); and

11. Procedures applicable to the employees' position and consistent with their work profiles.

C. Employees who are authorized by the facility administrator to restrain a resident, as provided for in 6VAC35-101-1090 (physical restraint) and 6VAC35-101-1130 (mechanical restraints), shall be trained in the facility's approved restraint techniques within 90 days of such authorization and prior to applying any restraint techniques.

D. Employees who administer medication shall, prior to such administration, as provided for in 6VAC35-101-1060 (medication), and in accordance with the provisions of § 54.1-3408 of the Code of Virginia, either (i) have successfully completed a medication training program approved by the Board of Nursing or (ii) be licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to administer medication.

E. When an individual is employed by contract to provide services for which licensure by a professional organization is required, documentation of current licensure shall constitute compliance with this section.

F. Volunteers and interns shall be trained in accordance with 6VAC35-101-300 (volunteer and intern orientation and training).

G. Employees who perform the duties required in 6VAC35-101-800 (admission and orientation) shall be trained in the requirements contained therein.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 16.1-322.7, and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 2014.

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