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Policies, Directives, and Rules

The current operating documents of the Department are accessible from the pages linked below. This page is a living document representing the most up-to-date version of the Department's Policy and Directive index and Administrative Procedures Act (APA) rules.

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Policies, Administrative Directives, Interim Procedures & Interim Revision Memos

The current Policies and Directives of the Department of Corrections, organized by document number, can be found here.

The current Interim Procedures and Interim Revision Memos can be found here.

An Administrative Directive is an outline of procedural guidelines and expectations of staff, which complies with the rules of the Department, correctional best practice, and relevant Vermont and federal statutes and APA rules. Administrative Directives contain a brief statement of policy.

As you view the Directives you will sometimes see the note "Redacted 'A' for public use". 'A' documents are security-sensitive, have restricted access, and are exempt from public disclosure. The security-sensitive information has been blacked out of the posted version, leaving the rest of the document accessible to the public.

 

Administrative Procedures Act (APA) Rules

The current APA Rules of the Department of Corrections can be found here.

An APA Rule is a general statement which implements or interprets law or policy and which has been adopted as required by the State of Vermont’s Administrative Procedures Act. Rules have the force of law unless amended or revised or unless a court determines otherwise.
 
Recent New/Revised Policies, Directives, Procedures, and Rules


Recent Policies, Directives, Procedures, and Rules

Revised Directive #351 - Healthcare Services - Effective 11/28/17

Revised Directive #409.04 - Offender Drug Screening - Effective 02/01/2018

Revised Directive #331 - Resident Publications - Effective 11/06/2017

Interim Memo - Inmate/Offender Claims Forms - Field and Facility - Effective 09/19/2017

Interim Memo - Offender Records - Effective 07/24/2017

Revised Directive #405 - Incident Reporting - Effective 07/01/2017

Interim Memo -Electronic Monitoring and After-Hours Response - Effective 06/25/2017

Interim Memo - Dispatch Services - Effective 06/25/2017

Revised Directive #08 - Relationships with Outside Entities - Effective 06/30/2017

Interim Memo #410 - Minor Disciplinary Infractions - Effective 06/28/2017

Revised Directive #409.03 - DNA Sample Collection - Effective 6/15/17

 

Recent Rules

Amended APA Rule: Use of a Private Collection Agency for the Collection of Fees, Fines, and Restitution and for Administrative Servicing of Some Cases- Effective 07/21/2017

 

Departmental Forms
 

 The current Departmental Forms Library can be found here.

 

Glossary

The current Glossary can be found here.

The Glossary contains a list of all the current terms and definitions used in Department rules, policies and administrative directives.

 

Feedback

New and revised documents under development are posted for comment prior to finalization. You may provide feedback on APA Proposed Rules or Directives & Policies by reading them and sending comments to AHS.DOCFeedback@vermont.gov during the comment period. If you have difficulty accessing any of these documents, please email AHS.DOCFeedback@vermont.gov . You also may provide feedback on APA Proposed Rules by attending public hearings, the dates of which will be posted. 


Policies and Directives Final Feedback and DOC Response:

#351, Healthcare Services - Response to Feedback

#409.04 Offender Drug Screening - Response to Feedback

Proposed APA Rule - Release to Furlough Without Approved Housing - Response to Feedback

#405 - Incident Reporting - Response to Feedback

#409.03 - DNA Sample Collection - Response to Feedback

#324.01 - Inmate Voting - Response to Feedback

APA Rule - Use of a Private Collection Agency for the Collection of Fees, Fines, and Restitution and for Administrative Servicing of Some Cases - Response to Feedback

#201 Fiscal Management - Response to Feedback

#435 Gender Responsivity - Response to Feedback

#371.02 Case Management - Response to Feedback

#354 Food Service Operations - Response to Feedback


Proposed Policies & Directives:

#371.18 Sentence Computation - is open for public comment.   The comment period ends on December 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  Comments can be sent to AHS.DOCFeedback@vermont.gov.

#371 Inmate Security Classification - is open for public comment.  The comment period ends on November 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.  Comments can be sent to AHS.DOCFeedback@vermont.gov.

 

 

Proposed APA Rules:

 

 

 

You may also send written or fax comment to:

Policy Development Unit

Department of Corrections

103 South Main Street

Waterbury Vermont 05671-1001

Fax: 802-951-5086 


Questions

If you have any questions concerning Department of Corrections APA Rules, Policies, and Administrative Directives, please contact:

Monica Weeber, Monica.Weeber@vermont.gov