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. Woodside would be required to follow federal PRTF regulations. This state rule is needed to define which licensed practitioners may make orders for restraint and seclusion in the facility. It also prohibits the use of chemical restraints at Woodside — a practice allowed by federal PRTF regulations but not used at Woodside.

  • Click here to view the proposed rule
  • More information may be found here

Opportunities for Public Participation

  • A public hearing will be held at 1:00PM on March 30, 2018 at St. Leo’s Hall, 109 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT. 
  • Public comments may be filed, on or before April 6, 2018, by sending 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.

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

Family Services Division (FSD)

Deputy Commissioner Karen Shea
DCF - Family Services Division
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT - 05671-1030
Phone:(802) 241-2131

http://dcf.vermont.gov/fsd

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