Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Article 2. Responsible Health Authority

6VAC15-45-1240. Responsibility of medical authority.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall require that a designated medical authority, who may be a physician or a health administrator, is responsible for the health care of the inmates pursuant to a written agreement or contract or job description.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.6; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1250. Physician, dentist, and nurse responsibilities.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall require that all medical, psychiatric, dental, and nursing matters involving medical judgment are the sole province of the responsible physician, psychiatrist, dentist, and nurse, respectively.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.7; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1260. Morbidity and mortality reports.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that the medical authority submits monthly morbidity and mortality reports and annual summaries to the Department of Corrections.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.8; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1270. Reporting of threatening conditions.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that the medical authority reports immediately to the contractor conditions that pose a serious health threat to staff and inmate health and safety. The contractor shall immediately report such conditions to the Department of Corrections.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.9; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1280. Review of health care program.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that the medical authority review each health care policy, procedure and program at least every 12 months, and revise them as needed. Each review and revision shall bear the date and signature of the reviewer.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.10; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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