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Administrative Rules on Agency Designation (2003)

Emergency Involuntary Procedures (2017)

Nonemergency Involuntary Psychiatric Medications (1999)

 

Proposed Rule Update - Administrative Rule on Agency Designation

Last updated in 2003, the Administrative Rule on Agency Designation has a proposed draft open to feedback. A first draft was created in the Fall of 2023, which was then reviewed in engagement sessions in 2023. The second draft reflects changes made after the engagement sessions.

Memo on the Proposed Draft

Proposed Draft 2 (Spring 2024)

An overview of change made between Draft 1 (Fall 2023) and Draft 2 (Spring 2024)

Public comment can be submitted, via email to AHS.DAILDDSDSOCPRegulations@vermont.gov until the deadline of July 17, 2024, 4:30 pm.

A public hearing has been scheduled for July 10, 2024, from 10 am-12 pm, at the Waterbury State Office Complex (280 State Drive, Waterbury Vermont). For those unable to attend in person, a virtual option will be available.

 

Proposed Rule Update - Administration of Nonemergency Involuntary
Psychiatric Medications.

This rule outlines the procedures for the administration of nonemergency involuntary psychiatric medications by the
Department of Mental Health Services(DMH). This rulemaking adds a "forensic facility," as defined by Act 27 (2023) to the list of facilities where involuntary psychiatric medications can be administered. Section 7: USE OF RESTRAINTS WHEN
ADMINISTERING NONEMERGENCY INVOLUNTARY MEDICATION" has been removed from this rule because these requirements are addressed in a separate DMH rule.

Act 27 (2023) requires the Department to make this amendment.

Proposed Draft

Public comment can be submitted, via email to Karen.Barber@vermont.gov until the deadline of August 7, 2024, 4:30 pm.

A public hearing has been scheduled for July 26, 2024, from 1pm to 3pm, at the Waterbury State Office Complex (280 State Drive, Waterbury Vermont). For those unable to attend in person, a virtual option will be available.