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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 41. Regulation Governing Juvenile Group Homes and Halfway Houses

6VAC35-41-920. Staff supervision of residents.

A. No member of the direct care staff shall be on duty and responsible for the direct care of residents more than six consecutive days without a rest day, except in an emergency. For the purpose of this section, a rest day shall mean a period of not less than 24 consecutive hours during which a staff person has no responsibility to perform duties related to the operation of the facility.

B. Direct care staff shall have an average of at least two rest days per week in any four-week period.

C. Direct care staff shall not be on duty more than 16 consecutive hours, except in an emergency.

D. There shall be at least one trained direct care staff member on duty and actively supervising residents at all times that one or more residents are present.

E. Whenever residents are being supervised by staff there shall be at least one staff person present with a current basic certification in standard first aid and a current certificate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation issued by a recognized authority.

F. The provider shall develop and implement written procedures that address staff supervision of residents including contingency plans for resident illnesses, emergencies, off-campus activities, and resident preferences. These procedures shall be based on the:

1. Needs of the population served;

2. Types of services offered;

3. Qualifications of staff on duty; and

4. Number of residents served.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 66-10, and 66-24 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

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