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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

24VAC35-70-70. Suspension or revocation of remote alcohol monitoring devices or service facility certification.

A. The commission may indefinitely suspend or revoke certification of a remote alcohol monitoring device or service facility. The Executive Finance Committee, for a period not to exceed 30 days, may suspend or revoke certification of a remote alcohol monitoring device or service facility for the following reasons:

1. When there is a voluntary request by a manufacturer to cancel certification of a device;

2. When a device is discontinued by the manufacturer;

3. When the manufacturer's liability insurance is terminated or canceled, or in cases where the service provider is responsible for the liability insurance, the insurance is canceled and not remedied by the manufacturer within three business days;

4. When the manufacturer or a manufacturer's service provider attempts to conceal its true ownership;

5. When materially false or inaccurate information is provided relating to a device's performance standards by the manufacturer;

6. When there are defects in design, materials, or workmanship causing repeated failures of a device;

7. When a manufacturer or a manufacturer's service provider knowingly permits nonqualified employees to perform work;

8. When a manufacturer or a manufacturer's service provider assists users with circumventing or tampering with a device;

9. When a manufacturer fails to fully correct an identified remote alcohol monitoring facility noncompliance issue within the timeframe required by the Code of Virginia, the provisions of this chapter, or a remote alcohol monitoring manufacturer contract;

10. When there is a pattern of identified remote alcohol monitoring facility noncompliance issues;

11. When a manufacturer or a manufacturer's service provider impedes, interrupts, disrupts, or negatively impacts an investigation conducted by the commission involving customer service issues or other complaint brought forward by a third party;

12. When there is an identified public safety or offender confidentiality issue at a remote alcohol monitoring service facility; or

13. When a manufacturer fails to maintain annual certification with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) for aspects related to design, maintenance, and distribution of a remote alcohol monitoring device.

B. If a suspension or revocation of a remote alcohol monitoring device or service facility certification occurs, the manufacturer may request judicial review in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia). Should a revocation of certification be upheld, the manufacturer whose device has been revoked (i) shall be responsible for removal of all devices installed and serviced by the manufacturer's service providers that are subject to the revocation and (ii) will bear the costs associated with the required removal and installation of new approved devices. In addition, the manufacturer whose device or facility is subject to the revocation shall continue to provide services for these ASAP offenders for a time to be determined by the commission, but no longer than 90 days.

C. When the certification of a remote alcohol monitoring device or remote alcohol monitoring service facility is suspended or revoked, manufacturers shall continue to make sure services are provided for ASAP offenders; however, no new remote alcohol monitoring installations shall be permitted during the period of suspension.

D. If a manufacturer or a manufacturer's service provider terminates the contract or goes out of business, the manufacturer shall be responsible for removal of all of its devices operational in the Commonwealth and shall bear the costs associated with required offender transfers to new approved devices. In addition, if a manufacturer or a manufacturer's service provider terminates the contract or goes out of business, the manufacturer or manufacturer's service provider shall continue to provide services for 90 days after notification to the commission that services will be terminated in 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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