Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Part XII. Sanitation and Hygiene

Article 1
Sanitation

6VAC15-45-1100. Sanitation.

The facility shall comply with the requirements of appropriate regulatory agencies with regard to the potable water supply, control of vermin and pests, emissions and waste disposal systems.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 12.1; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

Article 2
Housekeeping

6VAC15-45-1110. Housekeeping plan.

A written housekeeping plan for all areas of the facility's physical plant shall provide for daily housekeeping and regular maintenance by assigning specific duties and responsibilities to staff and inmates.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 12.2; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1120. Inspections.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide weekly internal fire, safety and sanitation inspections of the facility by designated administrative staff members. The contractor shall ensure that appropriate corrective actions are taken.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 12.3; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1130. Toilet, shower, and bathing facilities.

Toilet, shower, and bathing facilities shall be operational and sufficient to ensure health and hygiene. The opportunity for at least three showers per week shall be made available to general population inmates.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 12.4; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

Article 3
Clothing and Bedding Supplies

6VAC15-45-1140. Clothing.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide for the issue of clean clothing to inmates. Special clothing shall be provided to inmates assigned to food service, hospital, sanitation, and other special work details. Protective clothing and safety equipment shall be provided when appropriate.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 12.5; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1150. Bedding and blankets.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide clean bedding, towels, washcloths, and blankets to all inmates.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 12.6; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1160. Laundering.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide for the weekly laundering of all bedding and clothing.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 12.7; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

Article 4
Personal Hygiene

6VAC15-45-1170. Hair care.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that hair care services comply with applicable health laws and regulations and are available to all inmates.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 12.8; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1180. Personal hygiene items.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall require that articles necessary for maintaining proper personal hygiene are available to all inmates. Indigent inmates shall be issued necessary personal hygiene articles.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 12.9; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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