33-503.001: Chaplaincy Services
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to clarify that notwithstanding any other Department regulation, approved lighters and matches may be used in religious ceremonies requiring the use of such items.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Chaplaincy services.
RULEMAKING AUTHORITY: 944.09, 944.11 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 90.505, 944.09, 944.11, 944.803 FS.
IF REQUESTED IN WRITING AND NOT DEEMED UNNECESSARY BY THE AGENCY HEAD, A RULE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WILL BE NOTICED IN THE NEXT AVAILABLE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE WEEKLY.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT AND A COPY OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT, IF AVAILABLE, IS: Kendra Lee Jowers, 501 South Calhoun Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
33-503.001 Chaplaincy Services.
(1) through (2) No change.
(3) Religious Services and Rituals.
(a) through (g) No change.
(h) Notwithstanding any other Department rule, procedure, or policy, approved lighters and matches may be used during approved religious ceremonies that require the use of such items.
(4) through (5) No change.
(6) The chaplain shall be authorized to maintain written communication with inmates where the inmate and the chaplain
Chaplain have been at the same institution, at the same time, and either the inmate or the chaplain Chaplain has transferred to another Florida Department of Corrections institution under the following conditions:
(a) No change.
(b) Consistent with the effective management and order of the institution, the chaplain
Chaplain maintaining written communication with an inmate at another Florida Department of Corrections institution must inform the chaplain Chaplain at the inmate’s current institutional location.
(7) through (13) No change.
Rulemaking Authority 944.09, 944.11 FS. Law Implemented 90.505, 944.09, 944.11, 944.803 FS. History–New 1-6-82, Formerly 33-3.14, 33-3.014, Amended 10-18-01, 1-9-03, 2-25-08, 9-22-08, 1-25-10, 3-2-11,________.