Cal. Health and Saf. Code § 101045

Current through the 2020 Legislative Session
Section 101045

The county health officer shall investigate health and sanitary conditions in every county jail, every other publicly operated detention facility in the county, and all private work furlough facilities and programs established pursuant to Section 1208 of the Penal Code, at least annually. Private work furlough facilities and programs shall pay an annual fee to the county health officer commensurate with the annual cost of those investigations, as determined by the county health officer. He or she may make additional investigations of any county jail or other detention facility of the county as he or she determines necessary. He or she shall submit a report to the Board of Corrections, the sheriff or other person in charge of the jail or detention facility, and to the board of supervisors. In any city having a health officer, the city health officer shall investigate health and sanitary conditions in every city jail and other detention facility at least annually. He or she may make additional investigations of any city jail or detention facility as he or she determines necessary. He or she shall submit a report to the Board of Corrections, the person in charge of the jail or detention facility, and to the city governing body.

Whenever requested by the sheriff, the chief of police, local legislative body, or the Board of Corrections, but not more often than twice annually, the county health officer or, in cities having a city health officer, the city health officer, shall investigate health and sanitary conditions in any of the jails and detention facilities described in this section, and submit a report to each of the officers and agencies authorized in this section to request the investigation and to the Board of Corrections.

The investigating officer shall determine if the food, clothing, and bedding is of sufficient quantity and quality that at least shall equal minimum standards and requirements prescribed by the Board of Corrections for the feeding, clothing and care of prisoners in all local jails and detention facilities, and if the sanitation requirements required by Article 11 (commencing with Section 114250) of Chapter 4 of Part 7 of Division 107 for restaurants have been maintained.

Ca. Health and Saf. Code § 101045