TITLE 20: CORRECTIONS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER IX: DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
SUBCHAPTER c: PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
PART 2415 HEALTH CARE
SECTION 2415.30 MEDICAL AND DENTAL EXAMINATIONS AND TREATMENT
Section 2415.30 Medical and Dental Examinations and Treatment
a) Within seven working days after admission to a reception and classification center, each youth shall be given a physical examination by a physician or by a nurse practitioner under the direct supervision of a physician or by a physician's assistant under the direct supervision of a physician. Each youth shall be immunized as prescribed by the physician.
b) Each youth shall be examined by a dentist within 10 working days after admission to a reception and classification center. The dentist shall chart the oral cavity and classify dental health.
c) Emergency treatment shall be available to youth 24 hours a day.
d) A health care unit or area shall be established at each youth center within the Department. Youth shall be admitted to the health care unit or area as determined by health care personnel.
e) Youth shall be informed of the institutional procedures for obtaining medical, dental, or mental health services.
f) Youth shall be provided medical and dental treatment, with the consent of the parent or guardian where applicable, as prescribed by a Department physician or dentist.
g) A youth who has or is suspected of having a communicable disease may be isolated from other youth. This determination shall be made by a physician as deemed medically necessary.
h) In case of critical illness or major surgery, the Chief Administrative Officer shall:
1) Attempt to notify the person designated by the youth to be contacted in case of an emergency and, where applicable, the parent or guardian.
2) Notify the Chief Legal Counsel if consent for treatment is not obtained or other legal issues arise.
3) Notify the Agency Medical Director.
i) The decision to continue or terminate a pregnancy is a medical determination that shall be made by the youth in consultation with her physician.
1) Youth contemplating an abortion shall be provided with information and counseling concerning the nature of, the consequences of, and any risks associated with the procedure and available alternatives.
2) Youth shall be granted a furlough for the purpose of obtaining an abortion. Youth shall be permitted to accept funds for an abortion from local community charities or other sources.
j) Youth shall be offered testing and related counseling for HIV following transfer from reception and classification and prior to release, discharge, or parole.
k) A record of all medical and dental examinations, findings, and treatment shall be maintained.