Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Article 4. Personnel

6VAC15-45-1330. Licensure, certification, and registration requirements.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall require that all medical personnel who provide health care services to inmates meet applicable licensure, certification, and registration requirements and that verification of current credentials are on file in the facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.15; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1340. Job descriptions.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall require that the duties and responsibilities of medical personnel are governed by written job descriptions approved by the medical authority, kept on file at the facility, and a copy be given to the employee.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.16; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1350. Written protocols.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that all health care shall be performed pursuant to written protocols by personnel authorized by law to give such orders.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.17; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1360. Nursing practices.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician's assistants practice within the limits of applicable laws and regulations.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.18; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1370. Distribution of medications.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that nonmedical personnel involved in the distribution, administration, or both, of non-over-the-counter medications or in providing other medical services are trained according to Department of Corrections, Office of Health Services' procedures.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.19; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1380. First aid and crisis intervention.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide for on-site emergency first aid, CPR and crisis intervention. In addition, direct care and custodial staff shall be trained to recognize signs and symptoms of mental disorder, suicidality, and chemical dependency.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.20; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1390. Inmate jobs.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that inmates are not used for the following duties:

1. Performing direct patient care services.

2. Scheduling health care appointments.

3. Determining access of other inmates to health care services.

4. Handling or having access to surgical instruments, needles, medications, and medical records.

5. Operating diagnostic and therapeutic instruments.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.21; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1400. Training of health care personnel.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that health care personnel are provided opportunities for orientation and training.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.22; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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