Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Article 1. General Policies

6VAC15-45-1190. Medical unit operated in accordance with applicable laws.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall ensure inmates are provided with health care services and that the facility's medical unit is operated in accordance with applicable laws and the Department of Corrections Office of Health Services policies and procedures. Any departure from these policies and procedures shall be subject to Department of Corrections review and approval.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.1; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1200. Access to health care.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide access to basic health care, and for a system for processing complaints about health care, and that these policies are communicated orally and in writing to inmates upon arrival at the facility in language which can be clearly understood by inmates.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.2; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1210. Continuity of health care.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide for continuity of health care from admission to discharge or transfer.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.3; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1220. Health care evaluation.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall require that, in order to ensure quality assurance, the facility shall have documentation that a health care evaluation by the Department of Corrections Office of Health Services has been performed at least once every other year, and that action plans are written and implemented for all areas of deficiency.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.4; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1230. Use of restraints.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall govern the use of restraints for medical and psychiatric purposes; identifying the authorization needed; and when, where and how restraints may be used and for how long.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.5; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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