Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Article 7. Levels of Care

6VAC15-45-1500. Treatment of health problems.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that treatment of an inmate's health problems are not limited by the resources available within the facility and that hospital care is available for acute illness or surgery at a facility outside the facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.32; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1510. Provision of all levels of health care.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that the contractor, in conjunction with the medical authority, makes available all levels of health care to include self-care, first aid, 24-hour emergency care, 24-hour infirmary care, hospital care, and chronic and convalescent care, as required by the contract.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.33; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1520. Sick call.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall require that regularly scheduled sick call is conducted by qualified health care personnel and is available to all inmates.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.34; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1530. Contracted health services.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide for the contractor to contract the services of medical, dental, or mental health specialists.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.35; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1540. Access to health care by nongeneral population inmates.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall require that inmates in categories of custody other than general population have access to regularly scheduled sick call and emergency medical care. The care shall be provided on-site or in the medical area depending on security and medical considerations.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.36; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1550. Refusal to accept treatment.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall prohibit inmates from choosing their own health care provider, and require procedures for documentation of refusal to accept treatment.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 13.37; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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