FSD Rules

FSD rules have the force of law unless amended, revised or a court determines otherwise.


Proposed Rules Related To FSD's Child Protection Work

DCF is proposing to update Rules 2000, 3000 and 9000 and to repeal Rule 8000 and combine its content with Rule 3000.  Click here to read a detailed summary of the proposed changes.

Proposed Rule 2000 - Response to Child Abuse and Neglect
Proposed Rule 3000 - Administrative Review Process
Proposed Rule 8000 - Child Protection Registry
Proposed Rule 9000 - Maintenance and Access to Records

Opportunities for Public Participation

  • A public hearing will be held on July 9, 2018, from 9AM to noon, at St. Leo’s Hall, 109 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT.  All are welcome to attend.
  • Written comments may be filed on or before July 16, 2018. Send them to leslie.wisdom@vermont.gov or Leslie Wisdom, General Counsel, Department for Children and Families, 280 State Drive, HC 1 North, Waterbury, VT 05671-1080.

Proposed Rules Governing the Operation of Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center

DCF is applying for psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) certification for Woodside from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which means it will be required to follow federal PRTF regulations. This proposed rule defines which licensed practitioners may make orders for restraint and seclusion at the facility and prohibits the use of chemical restraints.

Final Proposed Rule
DCF reviewed the comments received and filed the final proposed rule with the Secretary of State and Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules on June 26, 2018. This began the legislative review period. 

  • View DCF’s response to the public comments received and final proposed rule filing documents

Legislative Committee in Administrative Rules (LCAR) Hearing
A hearing before LCAR is tentatively scheduled for 10am on July 26 at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. The public is welcome to attend. If you'd like to make comments at the hearing or have questions related to the legislative review process, please contact Charlene Dindo at charlene@leg.state.vt.us or (802) 828-5952. To make comments at the hearing, you must contact Ms. Dindo at least 48 hours before the meeting to be placed on the agenda.

  • View information about the hearing

Adopted Rules

2000 - Response to Child Abuse and Neglect
3000 - Administrative Review Process
7000 - Transition Age Youth
8000 - Child Protection Registry
9000 - Maintenance and Access to Records