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Virginia Administrative Code
4/12/2021

Article 3. Services in Department of Corrections Correctional Facilities

12VAC35-105-700. Written policies and procedures for crisis or emergency interventions; required elements.

Article 3

Crisis Intervention and Emergencies

A. The provider shall implement written policies and procedures for prompt intervention in the event of a crisis or a behavioral, medical, or psychiatric emergency that may occur during screening and referral, at admission, or during the period of service provision.

B. The policies and procedures shall include:

1. A definition of what constitutes a crisis or behavioral, medical, or psychiatric emergency;

2. Procedures for immediately accessing appropriate internal and external resources. This shall include a provision for obtaining physician and mental health clinical services if the provider's or service's on-call or back-up physician or mental health clinical services are not available at the time of the emergency;

3. Employee or contractor responsibilities; and

4. Location of emergency medical information for each individual receiving services, including any advance psychiatric or medical directive or crisis response plan developed by the individual, which shall be readily accessible to employees or contractors on duty in an emergency or crisis.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. September 19, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 05, eff. December 7, 2011.

12VAC35-105-710. Documenting crisis intervention and emergency services.

A. The provider shall develop a method for documenting the provision of crisis intervention and emergency services. Documentation shall include the following:

1. Date and time;

2. Description of the nature of or circumstances surrounding the crisis or emergency;

3. Name of individual;

4. Description of precipitating factors;

5. Interventions or treatment provided;

6. Names of employees or contractors responding to or consulted during the crisis or emergency; and

7. Outcome.

B. If a crisis or emergency involves an individual who is admitted into service, documentation of the crisis intervention or provision of emergency services shall become part of his record.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. September 19, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 05, eff. December 7, 2011.

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