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.
SUMMARY: Rule 33-103.012 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.
SUMMARY OF STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED REGULATORY COSTS: No Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost was prepared.
Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 944.09 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 944.09 FS., 45 C.F.R. Part 160, 164.
IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED AND ANNOUNCED IN FAW.
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Perri King Dale, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Corrections, 2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE 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,_________.