Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0250-04-08-.01 - DEFINITIONS

(1) "Administrator" means the director of the Temporary Holding Resource or the Juvenile Detention Center.
(2) "Chemical Defense Agent" means any product which is dispensed by means of an aerosol spray to control an individual's combative and/or restrictive behavior.
(3) "Department" or "DCS" means the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.
(4) "Facility" means a Temporary Holding Resource or Juvenile Detention Center unless the context requires otherwise.
(5) "High School Diploma or Equivalent" means a document recognizing graduation from a legally approved public or private institution, based upon the issuing state's required number of academic credits. This may include a GED diploma or HiSET equivalent. A special education diploma, statement of attendance, honorary diploma or correspondence or video course is not considered an equivalent alternative.
(6) "LEA" means Local Education Agency.
(7) "Licensing Office" means the Department of Children's Services Child Welfare Licensing Office.
(8) "Physical Restraint" means the use of body contact by staff upon a youth to restrict the youth's freedom of movement or normal access to their body.
(9) "Qualified Medical Professional" means a physician or other qualified health care professional who is an individual qualified by education, training, licensure/regulation (when applicable), and facility privileging (when applicable) who performs a professional service within his/her scope of practice and independently reports that professional service.
(10) "Qualified Mental Health Professional" means a person with professional training, experience and demonstrated competence in the treatment of mental illness, who shall be a physician, psychologist, social worker, mental health counselor, nurse or other qualified person.
(11) "Seclusion" means the intentional, involuntary segregation of an individual from the rest of the resident population for the purposes of preventing harm by the youth to themselves or others; preventing harm to the youth by others; aiding in de-escalation of violent behavior; or serving clinically defined reasons.
(12) "Sentinel event" means any unanticipated event resulting in death or serious physical or psychological injury to a youth in the care of the facility.
(13) "Sight contact" means clear visual contact between incarcerated adults and juveniles offenders within close proximity to each other.
(14) "Sound contact" means direct oral communication between incarcerated adults and juvenile offenders.
(15) "Staff" means full time and part time employees of a juvenile detention center or temporary holding resource.
(16) "Volunteer" means any person providing assistance to the agency without pay, who may have direct and ongoing contact with youth equal to or greater than twenty (20) hours per week.
(17) "Youth" means a person under eighteen (18) years of age or a person under nineteen (19) years of age in custody of the Department of Children's Services or remaining under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0250-04-08-.01
New rules filed March 17, 2017; effective 6/15/2017.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 37-5-105; 37-5-106; and 37-5-501, et. seq.

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