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Regulations Governing Certification and Inspection [6 VAC 15 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description All correctional programs and facilities operate under minimum standards that are designed to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of staff and offenders within a correctional setting. The Regulations Governing Certification and Inspection serve as a necessary enforcement mechanism in monitoring the minimum standards so that local and regional jails and lockups, residential centers, and other correctional programs and facilities may be evaluated through a uniform process and be certified as efficient and safe.
State Authority Code of Virginia Section Code of Virginia Section 53.1-5
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To provide, where necessary,language in the regulation to reflect current terminology, organizational structure and pre- and post- audit processes; to standardize variance request procedures for local and state operated facilities; and clarify the appeal process.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Bruce  / Manager, Policy Initiatives Unit
Address: 6900 Atmore Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
Email Address: james.bruce@vadoc.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)887-8215    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Regulations Governing Certification and Inspection
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/21/2011.
Amend Regulations Governing Certification and Inspection of local jails, state correctional facilities, residential centers, probation and parole offices under the authority of the Board of Corrections. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/9/2007.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Regulations Governing Certification and Inspection of local jails, state correctional facilities, residential centers, probation and parole offices under the authority of the Board of Corrections. NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 7/15/2005 after the Governor's office completed its review.
Review and update Regulations Governing Cerfification and Inspection NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 5/9/2003 after the comment period had ended.

Past Periodic Reviews
Optional Title Date Filed Status
10/23/2015 Retain As Is