The facilities provided for in 52-5-101 shall exercise their functions under the supervision and general management of the
department of corrections. Except where otherwise provided by law, the department by rules shall establish
standards of care and policies of admission, transfers, discharge, and conditional
release in order to provide adequate care for children and adequate service to the
courts. Policies of admission may include criteria for medical examinations required under
52-5-108. The department shall develop special programs within each facility that are adaptable
to the particular needs of its operation.
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