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The cancellation of a Certification is without prejudice, and an application for a new Certification may be made at any time after such cancellation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Certification" means written authorization from the Department to any Owner, Director, or Instructor at a DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program, which allows the holder thereof to operate or direct a Program, or to provide instruction.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Department" means the Department of Driver Services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Director" means any person designated in writing by the Program Owner(s) and certified by the Department to manage and control the overall operation of a DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program, including managing the day-to-day operations, supervising all employees and instructors, establishing policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with same, overseeing and ensuring compliance with program requirements, and ensuring compliance with all other legal requirements. Each program must have at least one designated director. The director may be an owner or a person designated by the owner(s).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Intervention Component" means the therapeutic education about alcohol and drug use and driving, and peer group counseling concerning alcohol and drug use given by a DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program over a period of at least twenty (20) hours utilizing a methodology and curriculum approved by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Instructor" means an individual who has been certified by the Department to instruct the Intervention Component of the DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Offender" means any person who may be required to enroll in a DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program, but who has not yet become a Student at a particular Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Operations Guidelines" mean the directions, forms, formats and guidelines formulated by the Department in order to implement these rules and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Owner" means any person who has a financial interest in a DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Person" means any individual, agent, representative, governing or operating authority, board, organization, partnership, agency, association, corporation, or other entity, whether public or private.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Program" means any DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program that is certified by the Department to deliver the Assessment and Intervention Components.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Program location" means any location where a Student receives Program services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Program requirements" mean any provision of state or federal law, rule, regulation, or operations guidelines of the Department; or administrative or judicial order that applies to Programs or Instructors. Program requirements specifically include compliance with anti-discrimination laws and rules and regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Revocation" means the termination of Certification by formal action of the Department, which Certification shall not be subject to renewal or restoration, except that an application for new Certification may be presented to and acted upon by the Department after the expiration of the applicable period of time prescribed by the Department. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Session" means a segment of the Intervention Component.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Student" means any person who has signed an assessment contract, taken an assessment, enrolled in, or taken the Intervention Component at a Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.02(2)(t)">(t)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Suspension" means the temporary withdrawal of Certification by formal action of the Department; which temporary withdrawal shall be for a period specifically designated by the Department. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.03" name="375-5-6-.03" title="375-5-6-.03">Rule 375-5-6-.03 Exclusions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No employee of the Department, the Georgia Department of Public Safety, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, or any spouse, dependent child, dependent stepchild, or dependent adopted child of such employee, shall be certified by the Department as a Program Owner, Director, or Instructor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No judge, public or private probation officer, public or private probation employee or agent, bail bondsman, employee or agent of a bonding company, law enforcement or peace officer, employee of a court in this or any or any other state, or any spouse thereof, except for such persons who were and have been continuously certified as of July 1, 1990, shall be certified by the Department as a Program Owner, Director, or Instructor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Person who owns, manages, operates, or is employed by a private company that has contracted to provide probation services for misdemeanor cases shall be certified by the Department as a Program Owner, Director, or Instructor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Person shall be certified by the Department if his or her Certification as a Program Owner, Director, or Instructor could pose an actual, potential, or apparent conflict of interest due to the existence of any relationship that would place such Person in a position to exert undue influence on, exploit, take undue advantage of, or breach the confidentiality of any Student or Offender.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Person who is neither a United States citizen nor a non-citizen who is lawfully present in the United States shall be certified by the Department as a Program Owner, Director, or Instructor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Program Owner, Director, or Instructor shall notify the Department if he or she, or his or her spouse, dependent child, dependent stepchild, or dependent adopted child has a change in employment status that creates an exclusion, as defined in this chapter, within five (5) business days immediately following such event. The Department may suspend, revoke, or cancel any Program Owner, Director, or Instructor Certification upon receipt of any such notice.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.03(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Program Owner, Director, or Instructor shall notify the Department if he or she has a change in his or her immigration status that creates an exclusion, as defined in this chapter, within five (5) business days immediately following such event. The Department may suspend, revoke, or cancel any Program Owner, Director, or Instructor Certification upon receipt of such notice.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.04" name="375-5-6-.04" title="375-5-6-.04">Rule 375-5-6-.04 Qualifications of Program Owners</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Initial qualifications</B>. To be certified by the Department, each Applicant for Program Owner shall meet the following initial qualifications: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.04(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Clear criminal record</B>. Each Applicant for Program Owner shall be subject to a fingerprint-based check of his or her criminal history, as designated by the Department. No person with a conviction of a felony or any other crime involving violence or a crime of moral turpitude or a pattern of misdemeanors that evidences a disregard for the law, shall be certified by the Department as a Program Owner, unless he or she has received a pardon and can produce evidence of same. For the purposes of this chapter, a plea of <I>nolo contendere</I> and "first offender" sentences imposed pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=42-8-60&amp;title=42#" target="_newtab">42-8-60</a>, <I>et seq.</I>, shall be considered a conviction. For the purposes of this chapter, a conviction for which a person has been free from custody and free from supervision for at least ten (10) years shall not be considered, unless the conviction is for an offense which is a dangerous sexual offense, as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=42-1-12&amp;title=42#" target="_newtab">42-1-12</a>, or the criminal offense was committed against a victim who was a minor at the time of the offense, which offense shall result in the applicant's permanent disqualification from eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.04(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Safe driving record</B>. Each Applicant for Program Owner shall possess a valid driver's license from the state of his or her legal residence, unless he or she has a medical condition that makes him or her ineligible for a driver's license. Each Applicant for Program Owner shall be subject to a check of his or her driving history. No Person whose driver's license or privilege to drive has been suspended or revoked as the result of any conviction or combination of convictions during the five (5) year period of immediately preceding application for Certification shall be certified by the Department as a Program Owner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.04(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Freedom from substance abuse and illicit drug use</B>. Each Applicant for Program Owner shall certify to the Department that he or she refrains, and will continue to refrain, from abusing alcoholic beverages or controlled substances and from using illicit drugs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.04(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Age</B>. Applicants for Program Owner shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Ongoing qualifications</B>. Each Program Owner shall maintain the following qualifications, as applicable, on an ongoing basis: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.04(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Continued clear criminal record</B>. Each Program Owner shall maintain a criminal record free of felony or misdemeanor convictions or pleas. In addition, each Owner certified by the Department shall notify the Department if he or she pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is convicted of, any felony or misdemeanor within five (5) business days immediately following such event. Further, each Program Owner certified by the Department shall, within 5 business days immediately thereafter, report to the Department any arrests, which, if convicted thereof, would have excluded him or her from becoming initially certified as a Program Owner pursuant to <a title="375-5-6-.04" href="375-5-6-.04">375-5-6-.04</a> (1)(a). The Department may suspend, revoke, or cancel any Program Owner Certification upon receipt of notice of a conviction or arrest.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.04(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Continued safe driving record</B>. Each Program Owner shall continue to maintain a safe driving record during his or her period of Certification by the Department. Each Program Owner shall continue to possess a valid driver's license from the state of his or her legal residence, unless he or she has a medical condition that makes him or her ineligible for a driver's license. Each Program Owner shall notify the Department, within five (5) business days immediately thereafter, if his or her driver's license or privilege to drive is cancelled, suspended, or revoked in any jurisdiction, including the State of Georgia, for any reason. The Department may suspend, revoke, or cancel any Program Owner's Certification upon receipt of such notice of conviction.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.05" name="375-5-6-.05" title="375-5-6-.05">Rule 375-5-6-.05 Qualifications of Program Directors</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Initial qualifications</B>. To be certified by the Department, each Applicant for Program Director shall meet the following initial qualifications: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Clear criminal record</B>. Each Applicant for Program Director shall be subject to a fingerprint-based check of his or her criminal history, as designated by the Department. No person with a conviction of a felony or any other crime involving violence or a crime of moral turpitude or a pattern of misdemeanors that evidences a disregard for the law, shall be certified by the Department as a Program Director, unless he or she has received a pardon and can produce evidence of same. For the purposes of this chapter, a plea of <I>nolo contendere</I> and "first offender" sentences imposed pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=42-8-60&amp;title=42#" target="_newtab">42-8-60</a>, <I>et seq.</I>, shall be considered a conviction. For the purposes of this chapter, a conviction for which a person has been free from custody and free from supervision for at least ten (10) years shall not be considered, unless the conviction is for an offense which is a dangerous sexual offense, as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=42-1-12&amp;title=42#" target="_newtab">42-1-12</a>, or the criminal offense was committed against a victim who was a minor at the time of the offense, which offense shall result in the applicant's permanent disqualification from eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Safe driving record</B>. Each Applicant for Program Director shall possess a valid driver's license from the state of his or her legal residence, unless he or she has a medical condition that makes him or her ineligible for a driver's license. Each Applicant for Program Director shall be subject to a check of his or her driving history. No Person whose driver's license or privilege to drive has been suspended or revoked as the result of any conviction or combination of convictions during the five (5) year period of immediately preceding application for Certification shall be certified by the Department as a Program Director.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Academic and work experience.</B> Applicants for Program Director must be qualified by having the following academic and/or work experience requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An undergraduate or graduate degree in education, the social sciences, counseling, law, business or related field; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(1)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A high school diploma or GED, and at least two years of relevant paid work experience consisting of 20 or more hours per week. The relevance of work experience will be determined by the Department; and may include, but not necessarily be limited to, teaching of adolescents or adults, alcohol and drug prevention and intervention education, substance abuse counseling, or operation or management of a service-oriented business.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Completion of Program Director training course</B>. Applicants for Program Director shall successfully complete a training course conducted by the Department. The Department may set a fee to cover the cost of the course, which shall be paid by the Applicant or the Program for which he or she is applying to be a Program Director.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Completion of Risk Reduction Program.</B> Applicants for Program Director shall observe the 20-hour Intervention Component of the Risk Reduction Program and provide proof thereof to the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Freedom from substance abuse and illicit drug use</B>. Each Applicant for Program Director shall certify to the Department that he or she refrains from, and will continue to refrain from, abusing alcoholic beverages or controlled substances and from using illicit drugs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Age</B>. Each Applicant for Program Director shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Ongoing qualifications</B>. Each Program Director shall possess the following qualifications, as applicable, on an ongoing basis: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Continued clear criminal record</B>. Each Program Director shall maintain a criminal record free of felony or misdemeanor convictions or pleas. In addition, each Director certified by the Department shall notify the Department if he or she pleads guilty or <I>nolo contendere</I> to, or is convicted of, any felony or misdemeanor within five (5) business days immediately following such event. Further, each Program Director certified by the Department shall, within 5 business days immediately thereafter, report to the Department any arrests, which, if convicted thereof, would have excluded him or her from becoming initially certified as a Program Director pursuant to <a title="375-5-6-.05" href="375-5-6-.05">375-5-6-.05</a> (1)(a). The Department may suspend, revoke, or cancel any Program Director Certification upon receipt of notice of a conviction or arrest.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Continued safe driving record</B>. Each Program Director shall continue to maintain a safe driving record during his or her period of Certification by the Department. Each Program Director shall continue to possess a valid driver's license from the state of his or her legal residence, unless he or she has a medical condition that makes him or her ineligible for a driver's license. Each Program Director shall notify the Department, within five (5) business days immediately thereafter, if his or her driver's license or privilege to drive is cancelled, suspended, or revoked in any jurisdiction, including the State of Georgia, for any reason. The Department may suspend, revoke, or cancel any Program Director's Certification upon receipt of such notice.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.05(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Continuing education. </B>Each Program Director shall successfully complete sixteen (16) hours of continuing education courses relevant to Program administration every four (4) years. A minimum of eight (8) hours shall be in Department-designated courses related to Program administration or Program components. Each Program Director shall complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of the required sixteen (16) hours of continuing education training biannually, and provide proof thereof to the Department on a biannual basis. The Department may cancel a Program Director's certification for failure to complete a minimum of eight (8) hours of continuing education training and to provide proof thereof to the Department biannually.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.06" name="375-5-6-.06" title="375-5-6-.06">Rule 375-5-6-.06 Qualifications of Program Instructors</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Initial qualifications</B>. To be certified by the Department, each Applicant for Program Instructor shall meet the following initial qualifications: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Clear criminal record</B>. Each Applicant for Program Instructor shall be subject to a fingerprint-based check of his or her criminal history, as designated by the Department. No person with a conviction of a felony or any other crime involving violence or a crime of moral turpitude or a pattern of misdemeanors that evidences a disregard for the law, shall be certified by the Department as a Program Instructor, unless he or she has received a pardon and can produce evidence of same. For the purposes of this chapter, a plea of <I>nolo contendere</I> and "first offender" sentences imposed pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=42-8-60&amp;title=42#" target="_newtab">42-8-60</a>, <I>et seq.</I>, shall be considered a conviction. For the purposes of this chapter, a conviction for which a person has been free from custody and free from supervision for at least ten (10) years shall not be considered, unless the conviction is for an offense which is a dangerous sexual offense, as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=42-1-12&amp;title=42#" target="_newtab">42-1-12</a>, or the criminal offense was committed against a victim who was a minor at the time of the offense, which offense shall result in the applicant's permanent disqualification from eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Safe driving record</B>. Each Applicant for Program Instructor shall possess a valid driver's license from the state of his or her legal residence, unless he or she has a medical condition that makes him or her ineligible for a driver's license. Each Applicant for Program Instructor shall be subject to a check of his or her driving history. No Person whose driver's license or privilege to drive has been suspended or revoked as the result of any conviction or combination of convictions during the five (5) year period of immediately preceding application for Certification shall be certified by the Department as a Program Instructor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Academic and work experience qualifications</B>. Each Applicant for Program Instructor shall have the following documented academic and/prior work experience requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in a human service related field; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(1)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An undergraduate degree in any field of study from an accredited institution, and two years of work experience (20 hours per week or more) of teaching, counseling or training experience or three years part-time training experience; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(1)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At least two years of full-time work experience as a licensed, certified, or credentialed substance abuse counselor with at least 6 months of experience in group counseling or group facilitation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Age.</B> Each Applicant for Program Instructor shall be at least twenty-one (21) years of age.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Freedom from substance abuse and illicit drug use. </B>Each Applicant for Program Instructor shall certify to the Department that he or she refrains from, and will continue to refrain from, abusing alcoholic beverages or controlled substances and from using illicit drugs.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Ongoing qualifications. </B>Each Instructor certified by the Department shall possess the following qualifications, on an ongoing basis: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Continued clear criminal record.</B> Each Program Instructor shall maintain a criminal record free of felony or misdemeanor convictions or pleas. In addition, each Instructor certified by the Department shall notify the Department if he or she pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is convicted of, any felony or misdemeanor within five (5) business days immediately following such event. Further, each Program Instructor certified by the Department shall, within five (5) business days immediately thereafter, report to the Department any arrests, which, if convicted thereof, would have excluded him or her from becoming initially certified as a Program Instructor pursuant to <a title="375-5-6-.06" href="375-5-6-.06">375-5-6-.06</a> (1)(a). The Department may suspend, revoke, or cancel any Program Instructor Certification upon receipt of notice of a conviction or arrest.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Continued safe driving record</B>. Each Program Instructor shall continue to maintain a safe driving record during his or her period of Certification by the Department. Each Program Instructor shall continue to possess a valid driver's license from the state of his or her legal residence, unless he or she has a medical condition that makes him or her ineligible for a driver's license. Each Program Instructor shall notify the Department, within five (5) business days immediately thereafter, if his or her driver's license or privilege to drive is cancelled, suspended, or revoked in any jurisdiction, including the State of Georgia, for any reason. The Department may suspend, revoke, or cancel any Program Instructor's Certification upon receipt of such notice.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.06(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Continuing education</B>. Each Program Instructor shall complete a minimum of thirty-two (32) hours of continuing education in alcohol and drug training or group facilitation training sponsored or approved by the Department every four (4) years; of which, a minimum of sixteen (16) hours shall be in Department-designated refresher courses specific to Program components. Each Program Instructor shall complete a minimum of sixteen (16) of the required thirty-two (32) hours of continuing education training biannually, and provide proof thereof to the Department on a biannual basis. The Department may cancel a Program Instructor's certification for failure to complete a minimum of sixteen (16) hours of continuing education training and to provide proof thereof to the Department biannually<B>.</B></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.07" name="375-5-6-.07" title="375-5-6-.07">Rule 375-5-6-.07 Program Owner Application, Certification, and Recertification Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certification required</B>. No Person may operate a Program without first being certified by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Management and control by Owners, partners, or stockholders. </B>Only certified Owners, partners, and stockholders are authorized to exercise management and control over Program operations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application for Program Certification requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications for Program Owner shall be submitted on forms prepared by the Department, following the procedure prescribed by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications for Program Owner shall include all information and fees; and shall be truthful, accurate and complete.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Applicants for Program Owner shall submit to the Department the following materials, in addition to the completed Program application: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Consent for Background Investigation Form with notarized signatures from each Program Owner, partner, or stockholder;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Either a copy of the Program's Certificate of Incorporation from the State of Georgia Secretary of State's Office, or proof that the Program's adopted business name has been filed with the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where the program is located, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=10-1-490&amp;title=10#" target="_newtab">10-1-490</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the Program's Business License;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof of a continuous Surety Bond in the principal sum of $10,000 per Program location from a company authorized to conduct business in the State of Georgia indicating the Georgia Department of Driver Services as obligee. Where multiple Programs are owned by one entity, a single surety bond for all locations may be submitted reflecting an aggregate amount of $10,000 per Program location;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A fire code inspection report from a local, municipal, or state fire marshal showing no violations for each Program location and dated within 90-days of filing the Program application;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the Program's standard business hours and days of operation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A draft of the student Assessment Component contract, complete with the Program's name, address, and telephone number;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A draft of the Student Intervention Component contract complete with Program's name, address, and telephone number;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A notarized letter appointing one or more individuals as Program Director;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(c)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A signed and notarized confidentiality statement from each Owner, partner, or stockholder certifying that he or she will hold the identity of Student and Program records confidential.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After receipt of a completed application evidencing that all Program Owners, partners, and stockholders have met the qualifications requirements set forth in Ga. Admin. Comp. Ch. <a title="375-5-6-.04" href="375-5-6-.04">375-5-6-.04</a>, and provided all other Program requirements have been met, the Department, or an authorized representative thereof, shall conduct an on-site inspection of the Program location to determine the Program's compliance with location and facilities requirements. If the Program demonstrates compliance with Program requirements, the Department shall certify the Program. For Programs certified as of the effective date of this regulation, the Department shall set the expiration date of their Certifications and notify them thereof.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may require any Applicant for Program Owner Certification to submit additional information or verification that is reasonably related to making a determination regarding initial Program Certification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Program Owner Recertification requirements. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Once certified, a Program Owner shall remain certified for a period of four (4) years, or as long as the Program Owner remains in compliance with Program Requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program Owners certified as of the effective date of this regulation, shall come into compliance with this regulation by July 1, 2010.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications for Program Owner recertification shall be submitted to the Department no more than 90 days, and no less than 30 days, prior to the expiration date of the existing Certification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Program Owner whose Certification has expired shall not conduct business until a completed recertification application has been submitted to and approved by the Department. If a Program Owner's Certification has expired, and remained expired for a period of more than one (1) year, a new application is required and the Certification process, as outlined in this chapter and <a title="375-5-6-.04" href="375-5-6-.04">375-5-6-.04</a>, shall be followed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may require any Program Owner that is applying for recertification to submit additional information or verification that is reasonably related to making a determination regarding recertification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Non-transferability of Certification</B>. The Certification of a Program is not transferable. A Program must apply for Certification at least sixty (60) days prior to any change in Program ownership. All new Program Owners, partners, and stockholders shall meet the requirements set forth in Ga. Admin. Comp. Ch. <a title="375-5-6-.04" href="375-5-6-.04">375-5-6-.04</a>. The Program shall return the old Program certificate to the Department prior to receiving a new certificate. If the change in Program ownership is the result of death of a Program Owner, the Program may continue to operate for a period of sixty (60) days pending completion of the new Program application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity of Program Certification.</B> In the event the Program Owner ceases to be actively engaged in the operation of a Program, the Program Owner shall immediately notify the Department and return his or her Certification to the Department. A Program Owner ceases to be actively engaged in the operation of a Program when he or she fails to conduct a class for a period of one (1) year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.07(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If, within six (6) months of the time that a person applies for issuance or renewal of his or her certification as a program owner, he or she has undergone a background investigation for issuance or renewal of his or her certification for another program regulated by the Department, he or she shall not be required to submit new fingerprints, and the Department shall utilize the criminal history information obtained from that investigation in considering the person's eligibility for issuance or renewal of his or her certification as a program owner.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.08" name="375-5-6-.08" title="375-5-6-.08">Rule 375-5-6-.08 Program Director Application, Certification, and Recertification Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certification required</B>. No Person may direct a Program without first being certified by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application for Program Director.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications for Program Director shall be submitted on forms prepared by the Department, following a procedure outlined by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications for Program Director shall include all information and fees; and shall be truthful, accurate and complete.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Applicants for Program Director shall submit to the Department the following supporting materials, in addition to the completed Program Director application: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A notarized Consent for Background Investigation Form;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> His or her official transcripts or a copy of diploma from an accredited college or university, if applicable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of his or her high school diploma or GED, if applicable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof that he or she successfully observed the 20-hour Intervention component. The Department may waive this requirement if the Applicant is certified as a Program Instructor;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A notarized letter of appointment from a Program Owner;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(c)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A notarized confidentiality statement affirming that he or she will hold the identity of Student and Program records confidential; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may require any Applicant applying for Program Director Certification to submit additional information or verification that is reasonably related to making a determination regarding Certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After receipt of a completed application evidencing that the Applicant for Program Director has met the qualifications requirements set forth in Ga. Admin. Comp. Ch. <a title="375-5-6-.05" href="375-5-6-.05">375-5-6-.05</a>, and provided all other Program requirements have been met, the Department shall issue a Certification for Program Director.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Temporary Director Certification</B>. The Department may issue a temporary Program Director Certification pending completion of the background investigation, provided all other requirements for initial Program Director Certification have been met. Said temporary Certification shall expire on the ninety-first day following issuance, unless the application is denied, in which case the temporary Certification shall be deemed to have been cancelled by operation of law. Temporary Program Director Certifications may be renewed at the discretion of the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Recertification requirements. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Program Director shall remain certified for a period of four (4) years; provided, however, the Program Director remains in compliance with Program Requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the end of the four (4) year certification period, each Program Director is required to apply to the Department for recertification, following a procedure prescribed by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications for Program Director recertification shall be submitted to the Department no more than 90 days, and no less than 30 days, prior to the expiration date of the existing Certification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Program Director whose Certification has expired shall not direct until a completed recertification application has been submitted to and approved by the Department. If a Program Director's Certification has expired, and remained expired for a period of more than one (1) year, a new application is required and the Certification process, as outlined in this chapter and <a title="375-5-6-.05" href="375-5-6-.05">375-5-6-.05</a>, shall be followed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may require any Program Director that is applying for recertification to submit additional information or verification that is reasonably related to making a determination regarding recertification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.08(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If, within six (6) months of the time that a person applies for issuance or renewal of his or her certification as a program director, he or she has undergone a background investigation for issuance or renewal of his or her certification for another program regulated by the Department, he or she shall not be required to submit new fingerprints, and the Department shall utilize the criminal history information obtained from that investigation in considering the person's eligibility for issuance or renewal of his or her certification as a program director.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.09" name="375-5-6-.09" title="375-5-6-.09">Rule 375-5-6-.09 Program Instructor Application, Certification, and Recertification Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certification required</B>. No person may instruct in a Program without first being certified by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application for Instructor Certification. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications for Program Instructor Certification shall be submitted on forms prepared by the Department, following a procedure prescribed by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application for Program Instructor shall include all information and fees; and shall be truthful, accurate and complete.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for Program Instructor shall submit to the Department the following materials, in addition to the completed Program Instructor application: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A notarized Consent for Background Investigation Form;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Appropriate documentation of at least two years of relevant work experience submitted on company (employer) letterhead;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Copies of official transcripts or a copy of a diploma from an accredited college or university, if applicable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of his or her high school diploma or GED, if applicable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A notarized confidentiality statement certifying that he or she will hold the identity of Students and Program records confidential;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(c)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Proof of successfully completing the Department-designated Program Instructor training course. The Department-designated curriculum provider will set a fee to cover the cost of the course, which shall be paid by the Applicant or the Program to which he or she is applying. Requirements for successful completion include passing a written examination with a score of at least 80 out of 100; and making a satisfactory oral presentation during the training course to demonstrate ability to teach the course.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">The Department may require any Applicant for Instructor Certification to submit additional information or verification that is reasonably related to making a determination for Certification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of a fully completed application evidencing that the Applicant meets the qualifications set forth in Ga. Admin. Comp. Ch. <a title="375-5-6-.06" href="375-5-6-.06">375-5-6-.06</a>, and upon verification that the Applicant has successfully completed the Program Instructor training course, the Department shall certify the Applicant as a Program Instructor.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Temporary Instructor Certification</B>. The Department may issue a temporary Program Instructor Certification pending completion of the background investigation, provided all other Program Instructor Certification requirements have been met. Said temporary Certification shall expire on the ninety-first day following issuance, unless the application is denied, in which case the temporary Certification shall be deemed to have been cancelled by operation of law. Temporary Program Instructor Certifications may be renewed at the discretion of the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Recertification requirements. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Program Instructor shall remain certified for a period of four (4) years; provided, however, that he or she remains in compliance with Program Requirements. However, the Certification of any Program Instructor who fails to begin instructing within six (6) months of Certification may be cancelled.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications for Program Instructor recertification shall be submitted to the Department no more than 90 days, and no less than 30 days, prior to the expiration date of the existing Certification. In order to be recertified, a Program Instructor shall provide proof to the Department that he or she has instructed at least four (4) classes during his or her four (4) year period of Certification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Program Instructor whose Certification has expired shall instruct until a completed recertification application has been submitted to and approved by the Department. If the Program Instructor Certification has expired and has remained expired for a period of more than one (1) year, a new application is required and the Certification process, as outlined by <a title="375-5-6-.06" href="375-5-6-.06">375-5-6-.06</a>, shall be followed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">The Department may require any Program Instructor applying for recertification to submit additional information or verification that is reasonably related to making a determination of recertification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity of Certification</B>. All Program Instructor Certifications issued pursuant to the laws and regulations are valid only so long as the Program Instructor is actively engaged in instructing the Intervention Component. In the event the Program Instructor ceases to be actively engaged as a Program Instructor, the Program Instructor shall immediately notify the Department and return his or her Program Instructor Certification to the Department. A Program Instructor ceases to be actively engaged in Program instruction when he or she fails to conduct a class for a period of one (1) year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.09(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If, within six (6) months of the time that a person applies for issuance or renewal of his or her certification as an instructor, he or she has undergone a background investigation for issuance or renewal of his or her certification for another program regulated by the Department, he or she shall not be required to submit new fingerprints, and the Department shall utilize the criminal history information obtained from that investigation in considering the person's eligibility for issuance or renewal of his or her certification as an instructor.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.10" name="375-5-6-.10" title="375-5-6-.10">Rule 375-5-6-.10 History of Compliance</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When any Person who is or ever has been certified by the Department within any regulated area applies for Certification as a Program Owner, Director, or Instructor, the Department may consider that Applicant's history of compliance when determining eligibility for Certification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When any Program Owner, Director, or Instructor applies to be recertified, the Department may consider that Program Owner, Director, or Instructor's history of compliance in determining eligibility for recertification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cancellation, Suspension, or Revocation of Certification in another program area regulated by the Department may result in the Cancellation, Suspension, or Revocation of Certification granted in this Program.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.11" name="375-5-6-.11" title="375-5-6-.11">Rule 375-5-6-.11 Program Employees</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program employee, volunteer, agent, or representative who provides any Program service to Offenders or Students, has access to Program records, or who has telephone or face-to-face contact with Offenders or Students shall meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.11(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.11(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sign a confidentiality statement provided by the Department agreeing to hold the identity of Students and Offenders and Student records confidential;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.11(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sign a statement provided by the Department affirming that he or she is not excluded by any of the provisions of <a title="375-5-6-.03" href="375-5-6-.03">375-5-6-.03</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.11(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sign a statement cosigned by the Program Owner that the employee has received orientation on these rules and operations guidelines relevant to that employee's job duties; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.11(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Never have been found to have participated in the falsification of records, issuance of false or fraudulent certificates, or the theft of certificates from a certified Program.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may cancel, suspend, or revoke the Certification of any Program if it is determined that the Program or Program employees, volunteers, agents, or representatives have violated any provision of this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.12" name="375-5-6-.12" title="375-5-6-.12">Rule 375-5-6-.12 General Program Owner Responsibilities</a></h2> <P>In addition to meeting all other Program requirements, every Program Owner is responsible for the following:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Providing services for the Assessment and Intervention Components of the Program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The actions of all Program employees, volunteers, agents, representatives, and Instructors carried out within the scope of employment; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Maintaining for every Director, Instructor, employee, volunteer, agent, or representative a personnel folder containing their job application, signed statements required by these rules, and, if applicable, a copy of each Instructor's current Certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ensuring that Students or Offenders know where and how to obtain information about local alcohol/drug treatment resources and self-help support groups;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ensuring Students or Offenders know where and how to obtain information about clinical evaluators certified by the DUI Intervention Program at the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Training all Program employees, volunteers, agents, or representatives who have contact with Students or Offenders to provide accurate information regarding the Program and to maintain Student confidentiality;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participating in Program evaluations and research projects, as directed by the Department;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Prohibiting the solicitation of Students or Offenders for insurance, legal services, bail bonds, specific clinical evaluators or treatment providers, ignition interlock providers, or any other product or service;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ensuring the quality of instruction and delivery of the Program in a professional manner conducive to learning;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ensuring that each Student receives a new and unused copy of the required student workbook; and,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.12(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ensuring that a certificate of completion is immediately issued to each Student who successfully completes all Program requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.13" name="375-5-6-.13" title="375-5-6-.13">Rule 375-5-6-.13 General Program Instructor Responsibilities</a></h2> <P>In addition to meeting all other Program requirements, every certified Instructor shall be responsible for the following:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Facilitating all Sessions of the Intervention Component. In cases of an emergency, and when the Program Owner has been notified in advance, another certified Instructor may substitute to complete the Intervention Component;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Instructing for no more than eight (8) hours a day;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Arriving at least thirty (30) minutes prior to the beginning of each Session;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Remaining with the class during all Sessions of the Intervention Component;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Performing no other duties or functions while instructing the Intervention Component, including answering the telephone, completing paperwork, or administering assessments;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ensuring that classes sizes are in accordance with <a title="375-5-6-.15" href="375-5-6-.15">375-5-6-.15</a> (4)(c);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conducting class free from the influence of alcohol or any illegal substance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requiring all Students to attend the mandatory 20 hours of the Intervention Component;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Scheduling breaks as outlined in the Intervention Component syllabus;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When more than one Intervention Component Session is conducted in a single day, providing for a minimum one (1) hour meal break between each Session. The minimum one (1) hour meal break shall be in addition to the required 20 hours of the Intervention Component;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requiring Students to sign a class roll at the beginning of each Session of the Intervention Component;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Allowing no Student to attend class while intoxicated or under the influence of any illegal substance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requiring each Student to arrive for each Intervention Component Session on time;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reading the requirements for successful completion of the Program at the first Session of the Intervention Component;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Providing each Student with a new and unused copy of the required student workbook at the first Session of the Intervention Component;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Personally administering and grading the post-tests before the issuance of a certificate of completion;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ensuring that a certificate of completion is immediately issued to each Student who successfully completes all Program requirements; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Utilizing an up-to-date Instructor's manual and audiovisuals prescribed by the Department during all class Sessions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Covering all material contained in the Intervention Component curriculum in sequence, as outlined by the course syllabus, without the use of outside material;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(t)">(t)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Making available to each Student written information containing the names, telephone numbers, and addresses of local alcohol/drug treatment resources and self-help support groups;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(u)">(u)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Participating in Program evaluation and research, as directed by the Department;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ensuring that no Student is subject to solicitation for any product or service during the Intervention Component; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.13(w)">(w)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Delivering the Intervention Component in a professional manner that is conducive to learning.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.14" name="375-5-6-.14" title="375-5-6-.14">Rule 375-5-6-.14 Assessment Component</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs shall only use the Assessment Component designated by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Assessment Component contract between the Program and Student or Offender must be executed before the Assessment Component can be administered.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assessment Components shall be conducted in accordance with the following criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All persons attending the Program shall be undergo an Assessment Component;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assessment Components shall be processed at least thirty (30) minutes before the beginning of the first Intervention Component Session;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Results of the Assessment Component may not be transferred between Programs except in the following situations: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A class for which a Student has a signed intervention contract has been cancelled;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Student has moved at least thirty (30) miles away. The fee for transferring results of an Assessment Component due to Student relocation shall be no more than $25.00; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> There is an emergency and prior approval by the Department has been obtained.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Assessment Component shall be administered in accordance with the directions and materials approved by the Department;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program shall retain proof of its authorized use of Assessment Components and shall use the Assessment Component only for the purpose of assessing Students attending the Program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assessment Components shall only be administered at the Program's certified premises, in a manner that affords privacy to the individual being assessed, and that facilitates concentration and freedom from distractions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The individual results of the Assessment Component are to be confidential and shall only be discussed in private with the individual assessed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students shall be informed that the Assessment Component is valid for a one (1) year period, that failure to enroll in the Intervention Component within that period of time will result in the need for another Assessment Component with payment of another assessment fee, and that any subsequent convictions within the one-year period or thereafter will require that a Student take a separate Assessment Component;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assessment Components shall be coded in accordance with instructions provided by the Department;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program shall maintain a monthly roster of all Offenders who have taken the Assessment Component using the automated assessment roster of the approved assessment instrument;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assessment fees shall be paid to the state on all Offenders assessed, including those who did not sign an Intervention Component contract, did not return for class after signing an intervention contract, or have not attended all class Sessions;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completed original assessment rosters and rebate fees for each calendar month shall be sent to the Department in time for them to be received by the tenth (10<SUP>th</SUP>) calendar day of the month following the report month;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program shall maintain copies of the monthly assessment rosters and copies of rebate checks mailed to the Department; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.14(3)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Illiterate and/or disabled Students and Offenders shall be reasonably accommodated in the administration of the Assessment Component.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.15" name="375-5-6-.15" title="375-5-6-.15">Rule 375-5-6-.15 Intervention Component</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs shall only use the Intervention Component designated by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Intervention Component contract between the Program and Student or Offender must be executed before the Intervention Component can be administered.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Intervention Component shall only be taught by certified Instructors.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Intervention Component shall be conducted in accordance with the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs shall schedule the Intervention Component so that all Sessions are completed within four (4) weeks, with no more than two (2) Sessions scheduled in a single day.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Intervention Component course delivery, content, and sequence of instruction shall be in accordance with the Department designated Instructor's manual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Intervention Component shall have a minimum of five (5) paid contracts for Students planning to attend the scheduled course dates and can have no more than the maximum allowed by the Program's Certification, up to a maximum of forty (40) Students.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Intervention Component courses may be instructed, canceled, or rescheduled at the discretion of the Owner if fewer than five (5) Students appear for the first Session.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Students from one Intervention Component course may be combined with Students from another Intervention Component course to complete Sessions of a course. However, a Student ·with an excused absence may attend an Intervention Component course other than the one he or she started for the purpose of completing missed Sessions. An absence is considered excused if the Student is called for military duty has a personal medical emergency or a medical emergency involving an immediate family member, or there is a death in the Student's immediate family. Other absences may be excused at the Program Owner's discretion.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Students shall be required to attend the Intervention Component for the entire twenty (20) hours, and no Student may be admitted late or dismissed early from any Session;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(4)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Intervention Component classes shall be held in accordance with the course schedule on file with the Department. Schedule amendments shall be submitted to the Department at least five (5) business days prior to the beginning of any impacted class.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(4)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A class roll following a format prescribed by the Department shall be signed by each Student and Instructor at the beginning of each Session;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.15(4)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Illiterate and/or disabled Students and Offenders shall be reasonably accommodated.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.16" name="375-5-6-.16" title="375-5-6-.16">Rule 375-5-6-.16 Program Records</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Confidentiality</B>. Program records shall be maintained in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of <a title="375-5-6-.24" href="375-5-6-.24">375-5-6-.24</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Required records</B>. Each Program shall maintain and make available and accessible for inspection and copying by the Department the following records for the periods set forth below: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Assessment Roster Files.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assessment Roster Files shall be retained for a period of twenty-four (24) months.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assessment Roster Files shall contain the monthly assessment rosters and copies of rebate checks.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assessment Roster Files shall be organized chronologically by month and calendar year.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Class Files. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Class Files shall be labeled with the class dates and maintained in chronological order by dates of the class.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Class Files shall contain the original class roll and Program copy of class roster.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In addition to the original class roll and class roster, class files shall contain the following records for each Student enrolled in any Program component: original assessment contract, assessment answer sheet, assessment results, assessment summary sheet, Student information sheet, original intervention contract, graded intervention post test, certificate of completion, and replacement certificates of completion, if applicable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Class files, class rosters, and assessment results shall be maintained for a period of five (5) years.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Comprehensive Student and Offender List. </B> Each Program shall maintain, for a period of five (5) years, a comprehensive Student and Offender list reflecting everyone to whom it has provided any service. The Student and Offender List may be contained in a card file, computer database, or other media. The Student and Offender List shall be maintained in alphabetical order by Student name and shall contain the following information about each Student or Offender: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> His or her name, address, and phone number(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> His or her driver's license number and social security number;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> His or her date of birth;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> His or her date of assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> His or her class dates and date of class completion;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(c)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Intervention Component Instructor's name(s);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(c)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> His or her certificate of completion number; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(c)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The date of issuance of any replacement certificates of completion.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Records of Offenders assessed who have not enrolled in a class shall be placed in the assessment roster file with the appropriate month's assessment roster.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Submittal of Program records to the Department. </B>Each Program shall submit the following records to the Department at the intervals set forth below. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Intervention Component course rosters shall be forwarded to the Department within 15 days of class completion;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Should no Assessment Components be administered during a month, an Assessment Component roster marked "no assessments" shall be submitted to the Department by the 10th day of the month following the report month;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department may require all Programs to submit and/or store records electronically in addition to the record requirements set forth in this regulation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program records submitted to the Department shall bear the handwritten legal signature of the Program Owner, Director, or Instructor.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.16(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Transfer of assessment results to clinical evaluators</B>. Programs shall transfer by fax or mail a copy of the Assessment Component results of any Offender to any clinical evaluator designated by the Offender within five (5) business days of the receipt by the Program of a written release. Programs may charge a fee of up to $25 for the transfer of Assessment Component results.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.17" name="375-5-6-.17" title="375-5-6-.17">Rule 375-5-6-.17 Program Name</a></h2> <P>No Program may use the word "state" in any part of its name or suggest that it is owned, operated, or endorsed by the state. A Program may not use as its adopted business name "A DUI Alcohol or Drug Use Risk Reduction Program" or "Risk Reduction Program" or any other generic reference to the Program without additional modifiers in the name.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.18" name="375-5-6-.18" title="375-5-6-.18">Rule 375-5-6-.18 Program Location and Facilities</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs shall only operate in locations that have been certified by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs shall only hold Courses in classrooms that have been certified by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Program applying for Certification shall share the same entrance with, or be immediately adjacent to, a facility where alcoholic beverages are sold or distributed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Program office or classroom shall be located within a retail business establishment or a private residence.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as provided in subsection (17) below, Program offices and classrooms shall be located on the same premises.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Program facilities shall include the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Clean working restrooms;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Blinds, shades or curtains for windows or glass doors for Student privacy;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adequate lighting, heating and air conditioning;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs shall maintain the following equipment in working order: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A television or projector and projection screen that can be suitably viewed by all course participants;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Media equipment and visual displays for presenting required portions of the curriculum that meets Department specifications;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secure file storage; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(7)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other equipment as designated by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program offices cannot be open during class time, unless Program office activities can be conducted without disrupting a class.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The full Program name and business hours shall be displayed and clearly visible from the outside of the premises.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program classrooms must have a minimum of 300 square feet of useable space. Program classrooms shall be certified to offer services at twenty (20) square feet per person, up to a maximum of forty (40) Students. Programs licensed prior to the enactment of the 300 square foot minimum may continue to utilize existing classrooms_that satisfied the prior requirement of 250 square feet. Such programs may not add new classrooms that are less than 300 square feet in size.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Program's Certification shall be displayed in a conspicuous location on the premises of the Program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs that are in compliance with the Rules and Regulations of the Department may apply to operate satellite locations.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No satellite program shall operate without first being certified by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications for satellite programs shall be submitted on forms prepared by the Department, following the procedure prescribed by the Department; shall include all information and fees; and shall be truthful, accurate, and complete.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satellite programs shall be located within fifty (50) miles of the Program that is operating the satellite program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(16)">(16)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Multiple satellite programs may operate in the same county.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(17)">(17)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satellite locations shall meet all location and facility requirements as outlined in these rules and regulations, except as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(17)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Student or Offender records may be maintained at the Program location;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(17)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs may use the telephone number of the Program location; and,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.18(17)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs may perform administrative duties at Program location.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.19" name="375-5-6-.19" title="375-5-6-.19">Rule 375-5-6-.19 Program Hours of Operation</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.19(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program shall maintain business hours of at least fifteen (15) hours per week.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.19(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program shall notify the Department of its business hours upon application for Certification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.19(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program shall report any deviations from the Program's set bus iness to the Department, in writing, at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance, except in cases of emergency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.19(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program staff shall be available during business hours to answer the telephone, furnish information about the Program's operation, verify services provided, and to produce records and documentation requested by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.20" name="375-5-6-.20" title="375-5-6-.20">Rule 375-5-6-.20 Change of Program Location</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.20(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program Owner shall notify the Department in writing at least thirty (30) days prior to any change in the Program location.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.20(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No change of Program location shall be approved by the Department without a site inspection of the new premises.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.20(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Program shall operate in any new location until Certification has been granted by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.20(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At least thirty (30) days prior to a change in location approved by the Department, all Students who have been assessed within one year prior to the move who have not started or completed the Program shall be notified, in writing, of the Program relocation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.20(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a Program relocates ten (10) or more miles from its original location, the Assessment components completed by Students within one (1) year prior to the move that have not started or completed the Program shall be transferred to another Program of the Student's choice at no charge. Students may cancel their Intervention component contracts with a Program that is relocating; and they shall receive a full refund upon such cancellation.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.20(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon applying to the Department for a change of location, the Program shall post a notice of its request to move the Program. Such notice shall be clearly displayed at the Program location. The proposed new location shall be specified in the notice with complete address and mileage distance from the present location. The notice shall also inform Students of their right to transfer to another Program, and to cancel their Intervention component contract with the Program and receive a full refund.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.20(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Program that has applied for a change of location shall provide written notice of its application to any prospective Student or Offender prior to executing an Assessment Component or Intervention Component contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.20(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Program relocation shall cause any Student to have Sessions of an intervention course in more than one location, except in cases of emergency. Programs shall report emergency relocations to the Department within five (5) business days.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.21" name="375-5-6-.21" title="375-5-6-.21">Rule 375-5-6-.21 Program Closure</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign">Any Program that intends to permanently cease operations shall notify the Department, in writing, at least thirty (30) days prior to such date. The notification to the Department shall include the Program's closing date.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Program that intends to permanently cease operations shall post a notice of its intent to close in a conspicuous area at the Program location, at least thirty (30) days prior to such date. The notice shall include the Program's date of closure, as well as advise Students and Offenders that have completed an Assessment Component within the previous year, but have yet to begin the Intervention Component, of their right to cancel their Intervention component contract with the Program, receive a full refund, and have their Assessment Component results transferred to a different Program of their choice free of charge.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Program that intends to permanently cease operations, within five (5) business days immediately following notification to the Department, shall notify all Students or Offenders who have completed an Assessment Component with their Program during the previous year, but have not started or completed the Intervention Component, of the closure, in writing. The notification to Students and Offenders shall include the Program's date of closure, as well as inform these Students and Offenders of their right to cancel their Intervention component contract with the Program, receive a full refund, and have their Assessment Component results transferred to another Program of their choice free of charge.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Program that intends to cease operations shall provide written notice of its intent to close to all prospective Student or Offender prior to executing an Assessment Component or Intervention Component contract.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Program that permanently ceases operations shall, within three (3) business days following the date of closure, relinquish the following materials to the Department: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The official Program Certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All unused certificates of completion and replacement certificates of completion;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Program Records, including assessment results, of Students who were assessed at the closed Program within the last year, but who did not complete the Intervention Component at that Program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A sample copy of the letter the above Students received notifying them of the closure of the Program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(5)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Program card files or a printout of the computer card files for the past five calendar years; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(5)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any other Program records designated by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs may request to temporarily cease operations for a period of up to ninety (90) days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs that are approved by the Department to temporarily cease operations shall comply with all requirements outlined in this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.21(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs shall be responsible for all costs associated with the shipment of materials to and from the Department during a period of temporary suspension.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.22" name="375-5-6-.22" title="375-5-6-.22">Rule 375-5-6-.22 Student Contracts</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.22(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program and Student or Offender shall enter into a written contract for both the Assessment Component and Intervention Component.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.22(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The original Assessment Component and Intervention Component contracts shall be maintained by the Program for a period of five (5) years from the date of execution.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.22(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Assessment Component and Intervention Component contracts shall be pre-numbered, shall follow a format prescribed by the Department, and shall contain all information and provisions required by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.22(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of a completed Assessment Component and Intervention Component contract between the Program and Student or Offender shall be furnished to the Student or Offender prior to the delivery of any service.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.23" name="375-5-6-.23" title="375-5-6-.23">Rule 375-5-6-.23 Certificates of Completion</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificates of completion shall be issued immediately to Students who successfully complete Program requirements, in the manner prescribed by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs may request paper certificates of completion from the Department, in the manner prescribed by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Paper certificates of completion sent to Programs shall be accompanied with a receipt, which must be signed by the Program Owner or Director and returned to the Department prior to additional paper certificates being issued.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All paper certificates of completionshall bear the handwritten legal signature of the Instructor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All information contained on the paper certificate shall be complete and accurate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program shall record the paper certificate number on the class roster in numerical order.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program shall record any voided paper certificates in numerical order, attach to the class roster, and forward to the Department within fifteen (15) business days immediately thereafter. Failure to forward a voided certificate to the Department in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph may result in an administrative fine, suspension of the Program's Certification, or both.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No certificate of completion shall be issued to a Student prior to successful completion of the Intervention Component.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program shall maintain paper certificates in a secure location until they are issued to Students.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program must be able to, at all times, account for the number of paper certificates issued to it.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each Program shall notify the Department if any paper certificate is lost, stolen, or cannot be accounted for within 48 hours of discovery. Failure to report such an event to the Department within 48 hours of discovery may result in an administrative fine, Suspension, and/or Revocation of the Program's Certification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Replacement certificates of completion shall be made upon a form prescribed by the Department and titled "Replacement Certificate".</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Replacement certificates of completion shall be provided to a Student within five (5) business days of any such request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs shall verify their records to confirm that each Student has completed the Intervention Component prior to issuing a replacement certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Replacement certificates of completion shall only be signed by the Program Owner, Program Director, or the Instructor that taught the class.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(16)">(16)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs may charge a fee of up to $20.00 for a replacement certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.23(17)">(17)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fraudulent falsification or alteration of program records, including certificates of completion and replacement certificates, may result in Cancellation, Suspension, or Revocation of Program, Owner, or Instructor's Certification. Additionally, the Department may impose civil penalties and/or pursue criminal charges.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.24" name="375-5-6-.24" title="375-5-6-.24">Rule 375-5-6-.24 Confidentiality of Records</a></h2> <P>All Program records that identify any Student or Offender by name or inference shall be maintained as confidential and shall not be released to any person, other than the Department, without the written consent of the Student/Offender or upon court order.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.25" name="375-5-6-.25" title="375-5-6-.25">Rule 375-5-6-.25 Program Advertising and Solicitation</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.25(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as provided in subsection (3) below, a Program must be certified by the Department in order to advertise in any manner.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.25(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program advertisement shall contain the Program's approved certified name and certification number.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.25(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Applicant for Program Owner, upon submitting a completed application to and obtaining written authorization from the Department, may advertise in accordance with this chapter if there is a reasonable expectation that the Program will be certified.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.25(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Program shall advertise in any manner that is false or misleading. No Program advertisement shall make any false or misleading claim, including but not limited to, statements suggesting or implying that the Program is affiliated with or endorsed by the Department or any other governmental entity, that reinstatement of a driver's license is guaranteed to Students or Offenders enrolling in a particular Program, or that free or reduced fees will be given to any Student or Offender;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.25(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Program shall use the logo of the Department, any logo or symbol of any other governmental entity, or the seal of the State of Georgia in any advertising or on any Program stationary or correspondence; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.25(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Program Owner, Director, Instructor, employee, or agent shall directly or indirectly solicit business by personal solicitation on public property, by phone or by mail.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.25(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Violations of this regulationmay result in the Revocation of Program Certification. Additionally, the Department may impose civil penalties and/or pursue criminal charges.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.26" name="375-5-6-.26" title="375-5-6-.26">Rule 375-5-6-.26 Fees</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.26(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fees charged to Students by Programs for any Program component shall be in strict accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=40-5-83&amp;title=40#40-5-83(e)" target="_newtab">40-5-83(e)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.26(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An additional fee shall be set by the Department for required Student Program materials. This fee shall be charged by each Program and is not optional, unless specifically exempted by law.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.26(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Program Owner, Director, Instructor, employee, volunteer, agent, or representative may offer any Program component free of charge or charge a reduced or inflated fee for any Program component or required Student Program materials.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.26(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fees for the Assessment Component shall be paid prior to administering the Assessment Component; and fees for the Intervention Component shall be paid prior to the scheduled class beginning time.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.26(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Program Owner, Director, Instructor, employee, volunteer, agent, or representative shall withhold, or allow the withholding of a certificate of completion from any Student who successfully completes all Program requirements because of non-payment of course fees.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.27" name="375-5-6-.27" title="375-5-6-.27">Rule 375-5-6-.27 Assessment Fees</a></h2> <P>Each Program shall remit the statutorily required portion of the assessment fees to the Department, in the manner prescribed by the Department, as required by law.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.28" name="375-5-6-.28" title="375-5-6-.28">Rule 375-5-6-.28 Inspection, Investigations, and Program Monitoring</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.28(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department is authorized to inspect, monitor, and investigate Programs to determine compliance with the Rules and Regulations of the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.28(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program Owners, Directors, Instructors, staff, employees, representatives, and any agents thereof, shall cooperate with any inspection or investigation by the Department and shall provide, without delay, any information reasonably requested by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.28(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs shall be notified of deficiencies in writing and advised of the target deadline for remediation thereof.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.29" name="375-5-6-.29" title="375-5-6-.29">Rule 375-5-6-.29 Enforcement of Program Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.29(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Department shall have the authority to deny, cancel, suspend, or revoke the Certification of any Program or Program Owner, Director, or Instructor for noncompliance with the Rules and Regulations of the Department; or assess administrative fines against any Program for noncompliance with the Rules and Regulations of the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.29(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Choice of Revocation or Suspension. </B>The Department, in its discretion, may choose whether to impose Suspension or Revocation against a Program or Instructor. In considering which to impose, the Department may consider the Program or Program Owner, Director, or Instructor's history of compliance; the seriousness of the violations; whether the Program or Program Owner, Director, or Instructor voluntarily reported to the Department problems giving rise to any violation; and whether the Program or Program Owner, Director, or Instructor exhibited good faith efforts to correct areas of noncompliance prior or subsequent to their discovery by the Department.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.29(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Administrative fines. </B>The Department has the authority to assess an administrative fine, not to exceed $1,000.00 per violation, against any Program or Program Owner, Director, or Instructor that fails to comply with any Program requirement. In determining the amount of the fine, the Department may consider the seriousness of the violation, whether the same or any other Rule or Regulation has been violated previously by the same Program or Program Owner, Director, or Instructor, and whether procedures designated to prevent the violation were in place and were followed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.29(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Effectuation of Suspension or Revocation. </B>Any Program whose Certification is canceled, suspended, or revoked by the Department shallreturn its Certification and unused certificates of completion to the Department within five (5) business immediately following such event.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.30" name="375-5-6-.30" title="375-5-6-.30">Rule 375-5-6-.30 Alternative Resources for Background Investigations</a></h2> <P>In the event the Department is unable to obtain classifiable electronically recorded fingerprints from an applicant for reasons that are beyond the applicant's control, the Department may conduct a background investigation of such applicant utilizing the CJIS Name Search procedures authorized by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.31" name="375-5-6-.31" title="375-5-6-.31">Rule 375-5-6-.31 Pending Charges Against Owners and Instructors</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.31(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If at the time of application the applicant is charged with any offense that a conviction for which would result in said applicant's ineligibility for certification, consideration of the application shall be suspended until entry of a plea or verdict or dismissal of said charge.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.31(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If after the issuance of a permit a person is charged any offense that a conviction for which would result in said applicant's ineligibility for certification, the permit may be suspended pending disposition of such charge. If the person is convicted of such charge, the permit shall be revoked.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.32" name="375-5-6-.32" title="375-5-6-.32">Rule 375-5-6-.32 DUI Gratuities</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.32(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following items are prohibited from being advertised or offered by an owner, agent, representative, instructor, or employee to any student or prospective student: legal tender, meals including beverages, gift cards, transportation, products or services for free or at a discounted price, or anything of monetary value not deemed to be a customer service exclusion. Customer service exclusions are limited to ink pens, pencils, water, coffee, candy, and Wi-Fi (wireless internet connection).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="375-5-6-.32(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A first violation shall result in an administrative fine of $300. A second or subsequent violation shall result in a 30-day suspension. A violation of 40-5-81(d) is a crime punishable as a misdemeanor. Each person convicted of a second offense shall have his or her certification revoked.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.01" name="375-5-6-.01" title="375-5-6-.01">Rule 375-5-6-.01 Organization</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.02" name="375-5-6-.02" title="375-5-6-.02">Rule 375-5-6-.02 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.03" name="375-5-6-.03" title="375-5-6-.03">Rule 375-5-6-.03 Exclusions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.04" name="375-5-6-.04" title="375-5-6-.04">Rule 375-5-6-.04 Qualifications of Program Owners</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.05" name="375-5-6-.05" title="375-5-6-.05">Rule 375-5-6-.05 Qualifications of Program Directors</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.06" name="375-5-6-.06" title="375-5-6-.06">Rule 375-5-6-.06 Qualifications of Program Instructors</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.07" name="375-5-6-.07" title="375-5-6-.07">Rule 375-5-6-.07 Program Owner Application, Certification, and Recertification Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.08" name="375-5-6-.08" title="375-5-6-.08">Rule 375-5-6-.08 Program Director Application, Certification, and Recertification Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.09" name="375-5-6-.09" title="375-5-6-.09">Rule 375-5-6-.09 Program Instructor Application, Certification, and Recertification Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.10" name="375-5-6-.10" title="375-5-6-.10">Rule 375-5-6-.10 History of Compliance</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.11" name="375-5-6-.11" title="375-5-6-.11">Rule 375-5-6-.11 Program Employees</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.12" name="375-5-6-.12" title="375-5-6-.12">Rule 375-5-6-.12 General Program Owner Responsibilities</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.13" name="375-5-6-.13" title="375-5-6-.13">Rule 375-5-6-.13 General Program Instructor Responsibilities</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.14" name="375-5-6-.14" title="375-5-6-.14">Rule 375-5-6-.14 Assessment Component</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.15" name="375-5-6-.15" title="375-5-6-.15">Rule 375-5-6-.15 Intervention Component</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.16" name="375-5-6-.16" title="375-5-6-.16">Rule 375-5-6-.16 Program Records</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.17" name="375-5-6-.17" title="375-5-6-.17">Rule 375-5-6-.17 Program Name</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.18" name="375-5-6-.18" title="375-5-6-.18">Rule 375-5-6-.18 Program Location and Facilities</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.19" name="375-5-6-.19" title="375-5-6-.19">Rule 375-5-6-.19 Program Hours of Operation</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.20" name="375-5-6-.20" title="375-5-6-.20">Rule 375-5-6-.20 Change of Program Location</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.21" name="375-5-6-.21" title="375-5-6-.21">Rule 375-5-6-.21 Program Closure</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.22" name="375-5-6-.22" title="375-5-6-.22">Rule 375-5-6-.22 Student Contracts</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.23" name="375-5-6-.23" title="375-5-6-.23">Rule 375-5-6-.23 Certificates of Completion</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.24" name="375-5-6-.24" title="375-5-6-.24">Rule 375-5-6-.24 Confidentiality of Records</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.25" name="375-5-6-.25" title="375-5-6-.25">Rule 375-5-6-.25 Program Advertising and Solicitation</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.26" name="375-5-6-.26" title="375-5-6-.26">Rule 375-5-6-.26 Fees</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.27" name="375-5-6-.27" title="375-5-6-.27">Rule 375-5-6-.27 Assessment Fees</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.28" name="375-5-6-.28" title="375-5-6-.28">Rule 375-5-6-.28 Inspection, Investigations, and Program Monitoring</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.29" name="375-5-6-.29" title="375-5-6-.29">Rule 375-5-6-.29 Enforcement of Program Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.30" name="375-5-6-.30" title="375-5-6-.30">Rule 375-5-6-.30 Alternative Resources for Background Investigations</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.31" name="375-5-6-.31" title="375-5-6-.31">Rule 375-5-6-.31 Pending Charges Against Owners and Instructors</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/375-5-6-.32" name="375-5-6-.32" title="375-5-6-.32">Rule 375-5-6-.32 DUI Gratuities</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 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