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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations

12VAC5-31-1477. Examination security and review.

A. All Virginia examinations are the property of the Office of EMS. Individuals taking an examination may not copy or make recordings or reproduce in any other manner any material from the examination. Failure to return the examination will subject the individual to disqualification for certification.

B. Giving or obtaining information or aid prior to, during, or following any exam as evidenced by direct observation of the state examination administrator or administrators or subsequent analysis of examination results or engaging in other prohibited acts, may be sufficient cause to terminate candidate participation, to invalidate the results of a candidate's examination, to take enforcement action against other involved persons, or to take other appropriate action even if there is no evidence of improper conduct by the candidate. In these cases, the Office of EMS reserves the right to delay processing of examination results until a thorough and complete investigation may be conducted.

1. Unauthorized giving or obtaining information will include but not be limited to:

a. Giving unauthorized access to secure test questions.

b. Copying or reproducing all or any portion of any secure test booklet.

c. Divulging the contents of any portion of a secure test.

d. Altering candidate's responses in any way.

e. Making available any answer keys.

f. Providing a false certification on any test security form required by the Office of EMS.

g. Retaining a copy of secure test questions.

h. Falsely taking any examination, or part thereof, on behalf of another individual.

i. Participating in, directing, aiding, or assisting in any of the acts prohibited by this section.

2. For the purposes of this section the term "secure test" means any item, question, or test that has not been made publicly available by the Office of EMS.

3. Nothing in this section may be construed to prohibit or restrict the reasonable and necessary actions of the Office of EMS in test development or selection, test form construction, standard setting, test scoring and reporting, or any other related activities that in the judgment of the Office of EMS are necessary and appropriate.

C. Under no circumstances will written examinations and practical scenarios be provided to EMT instructor, ALS coordinator, EMS education coordinator, PCD or OMD, or candidates for their review at any time.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-111.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 1, eff. October 10, 2012.

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