37.99.174 PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE ADOLESCENT RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS: CONTRABAND AND POTENTIAL WEAPONS
(1) A program must define prohibited contraband in a written policy.
(2) Law enforcement must be notified as appropriate when illegal contraband is discovered.
(3) All contraband that is not illegal must be returned to the program participant's parent/legal guardian or destroyed in accordance with the program's contraband policy. When contraband is disposed of, at least two staff members must be present, and the disposal must be documented in the program participant's case record.
(4) If contraband that is not illegal is stored by the program, the program must have written policies clearly outlining the storing procedure.
(5) A program must have written policy and procedure on management of weapons and potential weapons.
(6) Guns and ammunition must be kept in locked storage with guns stored separately from the ammunition. Guns kept in vehicles must have a staff member present and be locked in the glove compartment or gun rack, must be unloaded, and ammunition must be kept locked in a separate location in the vehicle.
(7) A program participant must have one on one supervision when handling a weapon or gun.
(8) Staff shall supervise a program participant's possession and use of knives, hatchets, other edged tools, or any item which may pose a danger to self or others.
History: 52-2-803, 52-2-805, MCA; IMP, 52-2-803, 52-2-805, 52-2-809, MCA; NEW, 2019 MAR p. 2029, Eff. 11/9/19.