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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 35. Commission On The Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program
Chapter 70. Remote Alcohol Monitoring Device Regulations
10/15/2021

24VAC35-70-120. General manufacturer requirements.

Remote alcohol monitoring manufacturers that are approved to perform remote alcohol monitoring services in the Commonwealth of Virginia and their service providers shall:

1. Abide by all commission memorandums, directives, contract terms, and regulations pertaining to the statewide remote alcohol monitoring program unless prohibited by state law;

2. Resolve offender, court, Department of Motor Vehicles, ASAP, commission, and other stakeholder complaints as directed by the commission;

3. Provide orientation for all ASAP remote alcohol monitoring device authorizations within the time parameters set forth by the commission. In situations where a remote alcohol monitoring service facility becomes inoperable due to a large-scale weather event or other verified unforeseen circumstances, the manufacturer shall contact the commission within 24 hours with an action plan to mitigate the impact to customer service;

4. Resolve remote alcohol monitoring service facility compliance issues as directed by the commission;

5. Obtain approval from the commission before disseminating any offender training or advertising materials used in association with the Virginia remote alcohol monitoring program;

6. Make modifications to the company website of the manufacturer or the manufacturer's service provider that is used to review monthly calibration reports upon reasonable request by the commission. Reasonable requests include changes due to language that is confusing, misleading, offensive, or inaccurate; changes required due to updated technology; changes to comply with the Code of Virginia or the remote alcohol monitoring regulations; or changes due to workload changes or product enhancements;

7. Assume full liability for action taken or not taken by an ASAP or the commission due to failure by a manufacturer or a manufacturer's service provider to report an alcohol-related violation to the local ASAP as required by this chapter or due to inaccurate or misleading reporting, whether electronic or hard copy, provided by the manufacturer or the manufacturer's service provider;

8. Be accountable for Virginia offenders with remote alcohol monitoring devices set up for use by its company in another state and ensure that all Virginia remote alcohol monitoring processes, regulations, requests for proposal terms, contract terms, and commission requirements are met unless prohibited by state law;

9. Notify the commission within 15 days of disciplinary action received from a state where the manufacturer conducts or has conducted remote alcohol monitoring business. This notification shall include the reason for the disciplinary action. This requirement applies regardless of the existence of an appeal;

10. Provide information technology assistance and training upon reasonable request by the commission; and

11. Report all changes to the remote alcohol monitoring device software or firmware, whether temporary or permanent, to the commission within 30 days of release in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-270.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 14, eff. July 1, 2021.

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