Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Corrections
State Board of Local and Regional Jails
Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups [6 VAC 15 ‑ 40]
Amend Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups to correct TB testing and require compliance with Depa
Action 3966
General Information
Action Summary A correction will be made to 6VAC15-40-370 part 5 so that a jail will not be required to perform a TB skin test on an inmate entering the facility if it can be documented that the inmate has received a TB skin test within the past 12 months or has tested positive to the TB skin test at any time in the past. Sections will be added to 6 VAC 15-40, Minimum Standards for Jails and Lockups, to certify compliance with Part 115 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations, National Standards To Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape, which requires jails and lockups to comply with these standards as documented through audits conducted by Department of Justice accredited auditors.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003712]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6570 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 12/02/2021 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Tracey Jenkins  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 6900 Atmore Drive
PO Box 26963
Richmond, VA 23261-6963
Email Address:
Phone: (804)887-7898    FAX: (804)674-3017    TDD: ()-