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§343.400: Intake and Admission

(a) Intake. An intake officer authorized by the juvenile board shall be on duty at the facility or on-call 24 hours a day.

(b) Pre-Admission Assessment. Each facility shall have written policies and procedures addressing the admission of juveniles who are in need of emergency medical care due to injury, illness, or intoxication or who are in need of emergency mental health services.

(1) Anyone presented for admission into detention and is in need of emergency medical care due to injury, illness, or intoxication, or is in need of mental health intervention, shall not be admitted into detention.

(2) The referring person shall be directed to a health care facility to have the individual evaluated and treated.

(c) Subsequent admission into detention is contingent upon written medical clearance provided by a health care or mental health professional.

(d) Intoxicated or Chemically-Impaired Individuals. Each facility shall have written policies and procedures addressing intoxicated or chemically-impaired juveniles being admitted into detention and their need for specialized supervision.

(e) Intoxicated or chemically-impaired individuals who have been medically cleared for admission should be placed under medical isolation in accordance with §343.338 of this chapter.

(f) A juvenile who has been taken into custody by law enforcement and presented for detention at a secure pre-adjudication detention facility shall:

(1) not be left unsupervised; and

(2) be admitted into detention immediately but no later than six hours from the time of entry.

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Source Note: The provisions of this §343.400 adopted to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 7095