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DOC 311.09(5)(c) (c) The referral for review of dangerousness to himself or herself.
DOC 311.09(5)(d) (d) The report of the appointed evaluator.
DOC 311.09(6) (6) The inmate and the advocate may respond in writing within 5 working days to any or all of the following information:
DOC 311.09(6)(a) (a) The allegations of dangerousness to himself or herself.
DOC 311.09(6)(b) (b) The need for continued placement in observation.
DOC 311.09(6)(c) (c) The availability of alternative interventions.
DOC 311.09(7) (7) The assigned psychologist shall decide whether an inmate is dangerous to himself or herself and whether the inmate is in need of continued placement in observation. The reasons for the decision shall be given to the inmate in writing within 2 working days after the decision is made.
DOC 311.09(8) (8) An assigned psychologist shall conduct a review of dangerousness to self of an inmate in mental health observation at least once every 30 working days to determine whether the inmate is dangerous to himself or herself, and the procedures for review shall be followed.
DOC 311.09 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1998, No. 509, eff. 6-1-98.
DOC 311.10 DOC 311.10 Medical placement.
DOC 311.10(1)(1) Observation for medical purposes is an involuntary or voluntary, nonpunitive status used for the temporary confinement of an inmate to ensure the inmate's safety and the safety of others if one or both of the following exists:
DOC 311.10(1)(a) (a) The inmate has, or is suspected of having, a medical problem that requires separation from the population for treatment by a physician.
DOC 311.10(1)(b) (b) An inmate is refusing testing for communicable illness.
DOC 311.10(2) (2) An inmate may be placed in observation by any of the following:
DOC 311.10(2)(a) (a) A physician.
DOC 311.10(2)(b) (b) The warden.
DOC 311.10(2)(c) (c) A clinical or health services staff member, the security director or the shift captain, if a physician is not available for consultation either directly or by telephone.
DOC 311.10(3) (3) Any staff member or inmate may recommend to any person authorized to place an inmate in observation that an inmate be placed in observation. The staff member or inmate shall state the reasons for the recommendation and describe the inmate's symptomatology that underlies the recommendation. The inmate shall be provided with a written copy of the reasons for the recommendation within 10 working days of the recommendation.
DOC 311.10(4) (4) At the time of placement the inmate shall be informed orally of the reasons for placement.
DOC 311.10 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1998, No. 509, eff. 6-1-98.
DOC 311.11 DOC 311.11 Medical examination.
DOC 311.11(1)(1) An inmate placed in observation shall be examined by a physician. The examination shall include a direct personal evaluation and a review of relevant information.
DOC 311.11(2) (2) If an inmate is placed in observation by a person under s. DOC 311.10 (2), a physician shall be notified immediately of the placement and shall examine the inmate within 2 working days.
DOC 311.11(3) (3) Within 24 hours or as soon as possible after the examination, the inmate shall be advised of the reasons for the placement and findings of the examination. The physician shall provide written notification of the findings of the examination within a reasonable period of time.
DOC 311.11 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1998, No. 509, eff. 6-1-98.
DOC 311.12 DOC 311.12 Continued medical placement.
DOC 311.12(1) (1) An inmate placed in medical observation may remain in medical observation for a reasonable period of time for diagnosis and treatment or as needed, as determined by a physician, until such time as a physician determines that the inmate no longer requires separation from the population.
DOC 311.12(2) (2) An inmate placed in observation shall receive periodic reviews of the medical placement status by a physician. The frequency of the periodic review shall be based on the inmate's medical diagnosis and the physician's professional judgment.
DOC 311.12 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1998, No. 509, eff. 6-1-98.
DOC 311.13 DOC 311.13 Appeals.
DOC 311.13(1)(1) An inmate placed in observation shall have the immediate right to appeal such placement decision to the administrator under any of the following circumstances:
DOC 311.13(1)(a) (a) The inmate has not received a timely review under s. DOC 311.05 (2).
DOC 311.13(1)(b) (b) The inmate in observation for mental health purposes due to dangerousness to himself or herself wishes to challenge the review of dangerousness to self decision.
DOC 311.13(2) (2) The administrator may request an additional clinical or medical assessment of the inmate's condition prior to the administrator's written decision which shall be issued to the inmate and clinical or medical staff within 5 working days of receipt of the appeal.
DOC 311.13(3) (3) An inmate may appeal the administrator's written decision to the secretary who shall issue a written decision within 5 working days of the appeal.
DOC 311.13 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1998, No. 509, eff. 6-1-98.
DOC 311.14 DOC 311.14 Conditions of confinement while in observation.
DOC 311.14(1)(1) An inmate in observation shall be confined alone in a well-ventilated, sanitary, secure cell equipped with an observation port. Conditions, including privileges and properties, shall, insofar as possible, be the same as those in the status from which the inmate came prior to the observation placement. A staff member who is authorized in s. DOC 311.04 (4) to place an inmate in observation may change the inmate's condition of confinement if the staff member reasonably believes any of the following:
DOC 311.14(1)(a) (a) These privileges or properties may be used by the inmate, or another inmate also in the observation unit, for self-harm or to harm others.
DOC 311.14(1)(b) (b) The properties cannot be moved conveniently to the observation cell.
DOC 311.14(1)(c) (c) The privileges cannot be offered due to the secured nature of the observation unit.
DOC 311.14(1)(d) (d) The properties or privileges are clinically or medically contraindicated.
DOC 311.14(2) (2) The appropriate privileges and properties to be allowed the inmate in observation shall be determined by the clinician, crisis intervention worker or physician at the time of the examination of the inmate, after a consultation with the supervisor of the unit.
DOC 311.14(3) (3) If any of the privileges or properties are used by the inmate or another inmate also in the observation unit for self-harm or harm to others, or otherwise seriously disrupts the safe, efficient operation of the observation unit, the privileges or properties shall be withdrawn immediately by the staff member noting the problem.
DOC 311.14(4) (4) The warden has final authority regarding privileges or property of an inmate in observation. The warden shall review and either approve or disapprove a decision regarding inmate privileges or properties. The warden shall take appropriate and prompt action.
DOC 311.14 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1998, No. 509, eff. 6-1-98.
DOC 311.15 DOC 311.15 Monitoring and recording.
DOC 311.15(1) (1) For an inmate placed in observation for mental health purposes, a staff member shall have immediate access to the inmate and shall accompany the inmate at all times while in unsecured areas.
DOC 311.15(2) (2) Staff shall observe and record the activities of the inmate at least once every 15 minutes with appropriate documentation made of significant incidents involving the inmate.
DOC 311.15 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1998, No. 509, eff. 6-1-98.
DOC 311.16 DOC 311.16 Release from observation. Upon release from observation the inmate shall be returned to previous status and assignment if possible and advisable.
DOC 311.16 History History: Cr. Register, May, 1998, No. 509, eff. 6-1-98.
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