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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 35. Department (Board) of Juvenile Justice
Chapter 71. Regulation Governing Juvenile Correctional Centers

6VAC35-71-170. Retraining.

A. Each employee shall complete retraining that is specific to the individual's occupational class and the position's job description, and addresses any professional development needs.

1. Direct care staff and employees who provide direct supervision of the residents shall complete 40 hours of training annually, inclusive of the requirements of this section.

2. Administrative and managerial staff shall receive at least 40 hours of training annually.

3. Clerical and support staff shall receive at least 16 hours of training annually.

4. Contractors shall receive retraining as required to perform their position responsibilities in the correctional environment.

B. All staff shall complete an annual training refresher on the facility's emergency preparedness and response plan and procedures.

C. All direct care staff and employees who provide direct supervision of the residents shall complete annual retraining in the following areas:

1. Suicide prevention;

2. Maintaining appropriate professional relationships;

3. Appropriate interaction among staff and residents;

4. Child abuse and neglect;

5. Mandatory reporting;

6. Resident rights, including but not limited to the prohibited actions provided for in 6VAC35-71-550 (prohibited actions);

7. Standard precautions;

8. Behavior management techniques; and

9. Other topics as required by the department and any applicable state or federal statutes or regulations.

D. All direct care staff shall receive training sufficient to maintain a current certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

E. Employees who administer medication shall complete annual refresher training on the administration of medication.

F. 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.

G. All staff approved to apply physical restraints as provided for in 6VAC35-71-1130 (physical restraint) shall be trained as needed to maintain the applicable current certification.

H. All staff approved to apply mechanical restraints shall be retrained annually as required by 6VAC35-71-1180 (mechanical restraints).

I. Staff who have not timely completed required retraining shall not be allowed to have direct care responsibilities pending completion of the retraining requirements.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 66-10, and 66-25.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

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