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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 150. Regulation for Nonresidential Services

6VAC35-150-490. Juveniles' rights.

A. Juveniles shall not be excluded from a program nor be denied access to services on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, sex, physical disability, or sexual orientation.

B. Juveniles shall not be subjected to:

1. Deprivation of drinking water or food necessary to meet daily nutritional needs except as ordered by a licensed physician for a legitimate medical purpose and documented in the juvenile's record;

2. Any action that is humiliating, degrading, or abusive;

3. Corporal punishment;

4. Unsanitary conditions;

5. Deprivation of access to toilet facilities; or

6. Confinement in a room with the door so secured that the juvenile cannot open it.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-233, 16.1-309.9 and 66-10 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 2, eff. November 12, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2002; Volume 27, Issue 12, eff. July 1, 2011.

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