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WAC 204-50-042

Service center certification and inspection.

(1) An application must be approved, all applicable fees paid and a letter of certification issued by the chief or designee before a fixed or mobile service center may repair, install, remove, or service a certified ignition interlock device pursuant to this chapter.
(2) Application for certification for a fixed site service center.
(a) A manufacturer must submit an application to the impaired driving section for a letter of certification for a fixed service center. A manufacturer may approve a vendor to submit an application for a fixed service center on a case-by-case basis.
(b) In order to have a fixed service center certified, the applicant(s) must:
(i) Complete the application form provided by the impaired driving section. In the application form the applicant shall disclose:
(A) The physical address of the service center;
(B) The days and hours of operation for the service center;
(C) The type of the certified ignition interlock device it will service;
(D) The type of calibration device it will use for the ignition interlock device(s) it will service.
(ii) Submit a copy of the ignition interlock device data reader download procedures.
(iii) Submit a written statement from a manufacturer that authorizes the service center to install the manufacturer's certified ignition interlock device.
(iv) Submit a list of all fees that may be charged to the lessee to install the manufacturer's certified ignition interlock device.
(3) Renewal of certification for a fixed site service center. The impaired driving section will conduct an annual inspection of all certified fixed site service centers. Upon successful completion of the inspection and payment of all applicable fees the certification will be renewed.
(4) Application for certification for a mobile site service center.
(a) A manufacturer must submit an application to the impaired driving section for a letter of certification for a mobile service center. A manufacturer may approve a vendor to submit an application for a mobile service center on a case-by-case basis.
(b) In order to have a mobile service center certified, the applicant(s) must:
(i) Submit the information required in subsection (1)(b)(i) through (iii) of this section.
(ii) Submit a copy of liability insurance for all vehicles to be used as a mobile service center.
(iii) Submit certification number(s) of the fixed site service center(s) overseeing the mobile service center and the technician(s) that will work from the mobile service center(s).
(iv) Submit a list of all fees or rates that may be charged to a lessee to install, remove, repair, or service an ignition interlock device by a mobile service center.
(5) Inspection of fixed and/or mobile service center. A vendor or manufacturer must agree to allow access for a representative from the impaired driving section to conduct an inspection at any time during scheduled business hours to ensure compliance as required in chapter 204-50 WAC.
(6) Service center requirements. To receive and maintain a letter of certification, a fixed site service center must:
(a) Be located in a facility which properly accommodates installing, inspecting, downloading, calibrating, repairing, monitoring, maintaining, servicing, and/or removing of ignition interlock devices.
(b) Have posted a current copy of all fees and rates a lessee may be charged to install, remove, repair or service an ignition interlock device by a fixed or mobile service center. The fees and rates must be plainly visible and capable of being read at all times by the public.
(c) Provide lessees a statement of charges clearly specifying warranty details, monthly lease amount, any additional charges anticipated for routine calibration and service checks and what items, if any, are provided without charge.
(d) Provide the lessee written notice of any changes in the statement of charges regardless of what person or agency requested the change, prior to the implementation of such changes.
(e) Comply with all municipal and/or county zoning regulations for commercial businesses and provide a corresponding business license.
(f) Have and maintain a designated waiting area that is separate from the installation area for the lessee. The designated waiting area must be shielded from the installation area so a lessee or any other unauthorized person cannot witness the installation or service of the ignition interlock device.
(g) Have an area and the electronic equipment available for restricted drivers to view training videos provided by the impaired driving section or manufacturer.
(7) Issuance of letter of certification for a fixed and/or mobile service center.
(a) The chief or designee will have the authority to issue a letter of certification to a fixed and/or mobile service center if all qualifications outlined in this chapter have been met by the applicant.
(b) A letter of certification or a service center must be posted and visible to the public.
(c) The chief or designee will notify the manufacturer in writing if a letter of certification has been denied. The notice of denial will be sent to the applicant via certified mail, return receipt requested.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.43.395, 46.37.005, and 46.04.215. WSR 12-17-153, § 204-50-042, filed 8/22/12, effective 10/1/12; WSR 10-24-074, § 204-50-042, filed 11/30/10, effective 1/1/11.]
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