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									GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE
Applicability: { } Administration { } Field Services {x} Secure Facilities Chapter 11: HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES Subject: CLINIC SPACE, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES Attachments: A – Standard Supplies/Equipment List

Transmittal # 06-13

Policy # 11.4

Related Standards & References: NCCHC Standards for Health Services in Juvenile Detention and Confinement Facilities, 2004: Y-D-03 ACA Standards: 3-JTS-4C-06 Effective Date: 9/15/06 Scheduled Review Date: 9/15/07 APPROVED:

Albert Murray, Commissioner

I.

POLICY: The designated health services area of each secure facility shall have sufficient space, equipment, and supplies to support the provision of health care services to the youth assigned to the facility.

II.

DEFINITIONS: None.

III.

PROCEDURES: A. Health care will be rendered in private exam rooms with consideration for the youth’s dignity and feelings and with consideration for the safety and security of the health care provider. 1. All medical services, including history taking, will be conducted in an area with clinical equipment available for diagnosis that is private enough to ensure the youth will feel free to discuss problems. A medical chaperone, the same gender as the youth, will be routinely provided during physical examination conducted by health care staff of the opposite sex. Security presence will be required for all medication administration. Arrangements will be made for an interpreter or assistive device to enhance communication when needed. Such arrangements will be made within the parameters of privacy and confidentiality. When the presence of security staff is requested or necessary, effort will be made to provide auditory and visual privacy consistent with safety and security concerns.

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Waiting areas will have seats, access to drinking water, and access to toilets for use by youth awaiting health services. The health care area will have sufficient space for: • • • • Private examination and treatment, including interviewing; Secure storage of health records, medical supplies and pharmaceuticals; Office space; and Equipment.

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Chapter HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES

Subject CLINIC SPACE, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES

Policy # 11.4

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D.

The health services area will have a lockable refrigerator, with a separate, covered freezer compartment, for the secure storage of pharmaceuticals/supplies. Current medical and nursing resource material and manuals will be readily accessible. A manual of all current medical-related policies and applicable procedures and directives will be readily accessible in the health services area. The designated health authority and responsible physician will review, sign and date each policy and procedure at least annually. Appropriate medical equipment and supplies will be available in each area where youth are treated. Each treatment area will have an inventory of supplies and equipment consistent with security regulations. (See DJJ 8.11, Control of Tools and Hazardous Materials) Equipment will be maintained in good working order and supplies maintained to required inventory levels. Each secure facility will have a contracted provider for the removal of biohazardous waste. Medical supplies and equipment must be purchased through the Department-approved vendor. Each health services unit will have the Standard Supplies/Equipment (Attachment A) designated by the Office of Health Services. All exam rooms will have access to hand-washing sinks with hot and cold running water, soap, paper towels and hand sanitizer.

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IV.

LOCAL OPERATING PROCEDURES REQUIRED: NO


								
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