RCSCs that donate a nonservice initialized handset for purposes of providing access to 9-1-1 services are required to:
(1) Program each handset with 9-1-1 plus the decimal representation of the seven least significant digits of the electronic serial number, international mobile equipment identifier or any other identifier unique to that handset;
(2) Affix to each handset a label that is designed to withstand the length of service expected for a nonservice initialized phone, and that notifies the user that the handset can only be used to dial 9-1-1, that the 9-1-1 operator will not be able to call the user back, and that the user should convey the exact location of the emergency as soon as possible; and
(3) Institute a public education program to provide the users of such handsets with information regarding the limitations of nonservice initialized handsets.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 38.52.561. 04-01-066, § 118-67-120, filed 12/12/03, effective 1/12/04.]