§ 94.12. DUI program coordinators.

 (a)  Requirement. Each county, multicounty judicial district or group of counties combined under a single DUI program shall designate a person to function as a DUI program coordinator.

 (b)  Appointment. Designation of a DUI program coordinator shall be made by the president judge of the county or multicounty judicial district, or by a consensus of the president judges within a single DUI program area.

 (c)  Qualifications. DUI program coordinators shall either possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration, business management, chemical addictions, criminal justice, public administration, psychology, social sciences, social work, sociology, education, or a closely related field, or be able to demonstrate at least 2 years of related management or administrative experience, or be able to demonstrate a suitable combination of education and relevant experience to the Department or its designee.

 (d)  Responsibility for administration of AHSS. The DUI program coordinator shall be responsible for administration of the AHSS, including the following:

   (1)  The DUI program coordinator shall serve as a liaison between the AHSS and the Department, its designee, or both, for the purposes of planning, implementing and monitoring all DUI related activities which are occurring within the coordinator’s county, multicounty judicial district, or group of counties combined under a single DUI program which are related to the operation of an AHSS.

   (2)  The DUI program coordinator shall insure that all of the DUI services which are required by 75 Pa.C.S. (relating to Vehicle Code) in conjunction with the operation of the AHSS are made available and are provided in their respective DUI program areas, and that those services are in compliance with all applicable State and local regulations.

   (3)  The DUI program coordinator shall recommend candidates for certification as AHSS instructors.

   (4)  The DUI program coordinator shall supervise AHSS instructor candidates during the certification process.

   (5)  The DUI program coordinator shall ensure that all AHSS instructors are currently certified and administering the AHSS curriculum in compliance with this chapter.

   (6)  The DUI program coordinator shall maintain documentation relating to the certification of all AHSS instructors within the coordinator’s jurisdiction.

   (7)  The DUI program coordinator shall submit any AHSS information and data requested by the Department or its designee using forms and procedures specified by the Department.

   (8)  The DUI program coordinator, within 1 year of appointment to the position as described in subsection (b), shall participate in an approved 2-day AHSS Instructor Certification Training Workshop sponsored by the Department.

   (9)  The DUI program coordinator shall earn 12 credits every 2 years through the Department’s Alcohol Highway Safety Program sponsored workshops. Six of these credits shall be earned by attending an annual DUI Program Coordinators’ Conference designed and hosted by the Department or its designee specifically for the DUI program coordinators. One hour of class time shall equal one credit. An all-day workshop will provide six credits and a 1/2 day workshop will provide three credits.

 (e)  DUI program coordinator misconduct. The Department may, upon good cause shown, recommend to the president judge of the court overseeing a DUI program that any DUI program coordinator should be removed, restricted, or otherwise prohibited from participating in any activity under this chapter. This provision does not prevent any county, multicounty judicial district, or group of counties combined under a single DUI program from taking appropriate action in response to claim of DUI program coordinator misconduct.

Cross References

   This section cited in 67 Pa. Code §  94.3 (relating to general requirements and objectives).



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