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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
6/29/2022

6VAC35-150-690. Procedural requirements for time-out in alternative day treatment and structured day programs.

A. A program that uses time-out shall have written procedures to provide that juveniles in time-out shall:

1. Be able to communicate with staff;

2. Have bathroom privileges according to need; and

3. Be served any meal scheduled during the time-out period.

B. A time-out room shall not be locked nor the door secured in any way that will prohibit the juvenile from opening it, except if such confinement has been approved by the program's regulatory authority.

C. Time-out shall not be used for periods longer than 30 consecutive minutes.

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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