The state toxicologist will certify as "technicians" such persons found to be competent and qualified to maintain the proper working order of breath test instruments through adjustment, repair, and regular service.
Technicians are authorized to perform maintenance, calibration and instruction in the use of the portable breath test devices. Technicians are also authorized to instruct persons otherwise qualified as "technicians," "instructors," "operators," and "external standard changers" according to training outlines approved by the state toxicologist. Certified technicians are themselves authorized to perform the duties of "instructors," "operators," and "external standard changers."
If a technician fails or refuses to demonstrate to the state toxicologist, that he or she has the ability to adequately perform his or her responsibilities as a technician, then the state toxicologist will suspend their permit.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 46.61.506. 10-24-066, § 448-16-110, filed 11/30/10, effective 12/31/10; 04-19-144, § 448-16-110, filed 9/22/04, effective 10/23/04.]