Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Rules & Regulations

Minimum Provisions for Health and Morale (Section 1704 of 7 NYCRR)

Date filed with the Department of State (DOS): 07/25/2011

DOS #: CCS-32-111-00007

Date adopted: 11/16/2011

Description: To remove an employee title that no longer exists and to update an employee job title.


The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision makes the following amendments to 7 NYCRR Part 1704.

Amend paragraph 1704.5(b)(1) as indicated below:

(b) Reissue.

(1) The items listed in subdivision (a) of this section will be replenished on an as-needed basis, the frequency to be determined by a reasonable period of time for consumption of the item and subject to review by the [block captain or ]issuing officer.

Amend subdivision 1704.8(c) as indicated below:

Section 1704.8. Food.

(a) Food must be nourishing and palatable, of a sufficient caloric intake as recommended by the Director of Nutritional Services.

(b) Variety in the weekly menu must be afforded.

(c) Inmates may refrain from eating those food items served to the general population which are contrary to their religious beliefs. An inmate may petition the directors of ministerial , family and volunteer, and nutritional services for provision of a nutritionally adequate alternative diet consistent with his or her religious beliefs.

Changes in the proposed text are indicated by underlining new text and [bracketing] text to be deleted. Rules that are new are presented as regular text without underlining or brackets. New and/or repealed rules are noted in the description heading at the top of the document.

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