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2911.2525 ADMISSIONS.

Subpart 1.

Policies and procedures.

A facility shall have written policies and procedures for processing new inmates to the facility to include, at a minimum, the following:

A.

obtaining and documenting available emergency medical information within two hours of admission;

B.

verification of court commitment papers or other legal documentation of detention. Verification shall include checking the date of admission, duration of confinement, and specific charges;

C.

a search of the inmate and the inmate's possessions;

D.

inventory and storage of the inmate's personal property;

E.

initial medical screening to include an assessment of the inmate's health status, including any medical or mental health needs;

F.

telephone calls made by the inmate during the booking and admission process and prior to assignment to other housing areas;

G.

shower and hair cleansing;

H.

issue of bedding, clothing, and personal hygiene items according to the rule requirements applicable to the anticipated length of stay of the inmate;

I.

photographing and fingerprinting including notation of identifying marks or unusual characteristics such as birthmarks or tattoos;

J.

interviewing to obtain the following identifying data:

(1)

name and aliases of person;

(2)

current address, or last known address;

(3)

health insurance information;

(4)

gender;

(5)

age;

(6)

date of birth;

(7)

place of birth;

(8)

race;

(9)

present or last place of employment;

(10)

emergency contact including name, relation, address, and telephone number; and

(11)

additional information concerning special custody requirements or special needs;

K.

initial classification of the inmate and assignment to a housing unit;

L.

an assigned booking number; and

M.

Social Security number, driver's license number, or state identification number, if available.

Subp. 2.

Privacy.

Intake procedures dealing with information protected by the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13, shall be conducted in a manner and location that assures the personal privacy of the inmate and the confidentiality of the transaction from unauthorized personnel.

Subp. 3.

Orientation to rules and services.

A facility shall develop a written policy and procedure that provides:

A.

a method for all newly admitted inmates to receive orientation information in a manner the inmates can understand; and

B.

documentation by a statement that is signed and dated by the inmate that the inmate completed orientation.

Subp. 4.

Inmate personal property.

A facility shall have a written policy and procedure that:

A.

provides for the itemized inventory and secure storage of all personal property of a newly admitted inmate, including money and other valuables;

B.

specifies any personal property an inmate may retain in the inmate's possession; and

C.

provides that the inmate shall sign a receipt for all property held until release.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 241.021

History:

23 SR 1834; 38 SR 523

Published Electronically:

December 20, 2013