33-103.012: Grievance Records
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose and effect of the proposed rule is to amend Chapter 33-103, F.A.C., for clarity and to simplify the grievance process for inmates and Department employees. Rule 33-103.012, F.A.C., is amended to reflect the changes made to Rules 33-103.002 and 33-103.005, F.A.C., including the requirement of logging informal grievances.
SUBJECT AREA TO BE ADDRESSED: Inmate grievances.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 944.09 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 944.09 FS., 45 C.F.R. Part 160, 164
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: Jamie Leigh Jordan, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
THE PRELIMINARY TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT IS:
33-103.012 Grievance Records.
(1) A log shall be made of each formal grievance, direct grievance, or appeal and shall contain, at a minimum, the following information:
(a) through (g) No change.
(2) No change.
(3) A log shall be made of each informal grievance and shall contain, at a minimum, the following information:
(a) Inmate name;
(b) Prison number;
(c) Date that the grievance or appeal was received;
(d) Staff member responsible in the particular area of the problem, the classification team, the appropriate section head, or other institutional staff who is to respond to the informal grievance.
(3) The Department shall maintain the confidentiality of inmate grievance records to the extent permitted under
Specific Authority 944.09 FS. Law Implemented 944.09 FS. History– New 10-12-89, Amended 12-22-92, 4-10-95, 12-7-97, Formerly 33-29.012, Amended 2-9-05,________.