RULE 159.00.08-001 - AR 8.9 - Offender Substance Abuse

RULE 159.00.08-001. AR 8.9 - Offender Substance Abuse


I. AUTHORITY. The Board of Corrections (Board) is vested with the authority to promulgate this administrative regulation by Ark. Code Ann. ยงยง 12-27-105, 16-93-1203, and 16-93-1205.

II. APPLICABILITY. This regulation applies to Department of Community Correction (DCC) employees who conduct or assist in conducting substance abuse testing of offenders.

III. POLICY. It is the policy of the DCC to administer a program of testing offenders for substance abuse for the purpose of enforcing conditions or lawful orders set forth by courts and the Parole Board. Appropriate confidentiality of information shall be maintained.

IV. REFERENCES. American Correctional Association (ACA) Performance-Based Standards for Adult Community Residential Services, 4th Edition, 4-ACRS-5A-08[P].

Board Approval Date: 8/15/08

Reference: 159.00

Effective Date: 10/31/08


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