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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice and Corrections
Agency 15. Department of Corrections
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing Certification and Inspection
2/28/2020

6VAC15-20-140. Inspection Schedule.

A. All local correctional facilities shall undergo life, health and safety inspections by the Compliance and Accreditation Unit.

B. The Compliance and Accreditation Unit local facilities supervisor shall prepare an annual inspection schedule.

1. The inspection schedule shall not be published outside the Board of Corrections, Department of Corrections and Virginia Department of Health.

2. The inspection schedule shall be prepared in conjunction with the compliance audit schedule.

3. Upon recommendation by the Compliance and Accreditation Unit local facilities supervisor, the board may waive the requirement for an inspection in the year in which a local correctional facility undergoes a compliance audit except in which the local correctional facility administrator changes.

C. New local correctional facilities shall be inspected only after the preparatory audit and first year compliance audit have been completed.

D. Local correctional facility inspections shall be postponed or rescheduled only upon approval of the Compliance and Accreditation Unit local facilities supervisor.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 13, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 22, eff. August 9, 2007.

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