Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Part XVII. Reception and Orientation

Article 1
Admission and Orientation

6VAC15-45-1860. Admission of new inmates and parole violators.

If the facility is to house newly incarcerated inmates, written policies and procedures shall govern the admission of new inmates and parole violators to the system.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 17.1; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1870. Summary admission report.

If the facility is to function as a reception center for inmates received directly from local jails, policy and procedure shall require the preparation of an admission report for all new inmates. The report shall include the following information:

1. Legal aspects of the case.

2. Summary of criminal history, if any.

3. Social history.

4. Medical, dental, and mental health history.

5. Occupational experience and interests.

6. Educational status and interests.

7. Vocational programming.

8. Recreational preference and needs assessment.

9. Psychological evaluation; staff recommendations.

10. Local jail assessment information.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 17.2; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1880. Inmate orientation.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that new inmates receive written orientation materials. When a literacy or language problem exists, a staff member shall assist the inmate in understanding the material. Completion of orientation shall be documented by a statement signed and dated by the inmate. Inmates transferred from other facilities shall receive an orientation to the new facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 17.3; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-1890. Medical and mental health screening.

Written policy, procedure, and practice shall provide that all newly incarcerated inmates undergo medical, dental, and mental health screening by health-trained or qualified personnel, to include a complete medical history, physical examination, screening laboratory tests, and other tests as ordered by the responsible physician or dentist. All findings shall be recorded on forms approved by the medical authority and a medical classification code is assigned to each inmate.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 17.4; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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