RULE 004.00.20-015 - AR 224 Tobacco

RULE 004.00.20-015. AR 224 Tobacco

I. AUTHORITY:

The Board of Correction and Community Punishment (Board) is vested with the authority to promulgate administrative rules by Ark. Code Ann. ยง 12-27-105, 16-93-1203 and 16-93-1205 (Michie Supp. 1997).

II. APPLICABILITY:

All Arkansas Department of Correction and Department of Community Punishment (Departments) offenders, employees, contract staff, volunteers, vendors, visitors, and other persons on Department owned or leased property.

III. POLICY:

Effective January 17, 2000, it is the policy of the BCCP that Departments shall provide a tobacco-free environment for the health and safety of all staff and offenders. The departments shall develop administrative directives to implement this policy.

IV. DEFINITIONS:

A. Tobacco Products- Any smoking or smokeless tobacco product.

B. Offenders- Inmates and residents incarcerated or confined in Department correctional facilities and jails.

Board Approval Date: 8/19/99

Effective Date: 1/17/2000

(Adopted by Arkansas Register Volume MMXXI Number 7, Effective 1/17/2000)

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