28 CFR 552.42 - Suicide watch conditions.

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§ 552.42 Suicide watch conditions.
(a) Housing. Each institution must have one or more rooms designated specifically for housing an inmate on suicide watch. The designated room must allow staff to maintain adequate control of the inmate without compromising the ability to observe and protect the inmate.
(b) Observation.
(1) Staff or trained inmate observers operating in scheduled shifts are responsible for keeping the inmate under constant observation.
(2) Only the Warden may authorize the use of inmate observers.
(3) Inmate observers are considered to be on an institution work assignment when they are on their scheduled shift.
(c) Suicide watch log. Observers are to document significant observed behavior in a log book.
(d) Termination. Based upon clinical findings, the Program Coordinator or designee will:
(1) Remove the inmate from suicide watch when the inmate is no longer at imminent risk for suicide, or
(2) Arrange for the inmate's transfer to a medical referral center or health care facility.

Title 28 published on 2013-07-01

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Title 28 published on 2013-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 28 CFR 552 after this date.

  • 2014-02-14; vol. 79 # 31 - Friday, February 14, 2014
    1. 79 FR 8910 - Searches of Housing Units, Inmates, and Inmate Work Areas: Use of X-ray Devices—Clarification of Terminology
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      DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Bureau of Prisons
      Proposed rule.
      Comments are due by April 15, 2014.
      28 CFR Part 552