|(a) The facility administrator shall be responsible
for the daily operations of the facility. The facility administrator's
office shall be located on the grounds of the facility. The facility
administrator shall not maintain a satellite office to oversee the
daily operations of the facility.
(b) The facility administrator shall designate a certified
juvenile supervision officer to be in charge during the facility administrator's
absence from the facility.
(c) The facility administrator shall develop, implement,
and maintain a policies and procedures manual for the facility and
shall ensure the daily facility practice conforms to the policies
and procedures detailed in the manual.
(d) The facility administrator shall review the facility's
policies and procedures manual at least once each year, no later than
the last day of the calendar month of the previous year's review,
and maintain documentation of this review.
(e) The facility administrator shall make the policies
and procedures manual available to all employees of the facility.
(f) The facility administrator shall ensure that each
employee of the facility is:
(1) trained on the provisions of the policies and procedures
manual that are relevant to the employee's job functions prior to
beginning service at the facility; and
(2) notified of or given access to, in a written or
electronic format, all changes or modifications to the policies and
procedures manual in a timely manner.
(g) The facility administrator shall maintain documentation
of the training described in subsection (f) of this section.
(h) The facility administrator or designee shall ensure
that current, accurate, and confidential personnel records are maintained
for each employee, which shall include:
(1) proof of age;
(2) documentation of criminal background checks conducted
as required by Chapter 344 of this title;
(3) the completed application for employment;
(4) training records; and
(5) documentation of promotion, demotion, termination,
and other personnel actions.
(i) The facility administrator or chief administrative
officer of a private entity under contract with a governmental unit
in this state shall provide the presiding officer of the juvenile
board of the county in which the facility is located with periodic
updates on the operation of the facility, including the following
information to be provided at least every quarter:
(1) facility population and capacity reports;
(2) number of serious incidents, by category, that
occurred in the facility;
(3) number of resident restraints by type (i.e., personal,
mechanical, and chemical);
(4) number of injuries to residents requiring medical
(5) number of injuries to staff requiring medical treatment.
(j) The facility administrator or chief administrative
officer shall ensure the accurate and timely submission of statistical
data to TJJD in an electronic format or other format as requested
|Source Note: The provisions of this §343.212 adopted to be effective January 1, 2010, 34 TexReg 7095; amended to be effective September 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 4387; amended to be effective January 1, 2015, 39 TexReg 9243