3772-15-06 Duties of a certified independent testing laboratory.

(A) A certified independent testing laboratory shall determine whether the electronic gaming equipment complies with Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder.

(B) A certified independent test laboratory shall provide a report to the commission of its test results for each submission. The report shall be provided in a format approved by the commission. No submission shall be considered approved for use in Ohio until approved by the commission.

(C) A certified independent testing laboratory shall testify at any administrative hearing or court proceeding as requested by the commission.

(D) A certified independent testing laboratory shall annually review each of its employees. This review shall include criminal background checks, updated background forms, , credits checks, and employee interviews.

(E) A certified independent testing laboratory shall take corrective action whenever any nonconforming work is discovered, laboratory procedures are not followed, procedures are required to be changed or other unsatisfactory conditions exist. A report shall be filed internally by the quality manager describing why the problem occurred, what was done to resolve the problem, and how the problem will be prevented in the future. Such report shall be available to the commission upon request.

(F) A certified independent testing laboratory shall establish and maintain a training program for its employees to ensure that the employees can adequately review gaming devices and new technologies in accordance with Chapter 3772. of the Revised Code and the rules adopted thereunder. Training records shall be maintained for all employees and made available to the commission upon request.

(G) A certified independent testing laboratory shall test and verify that all testing equipment and software used internally is suitable for use. Internal policies shall be developed by the laboratory to verify that such equipment and software used by the laboratory will perform as needed. The laboratory shall maintain records of test cases involving the validation of equipment, software, and methods . All testing performed by the laboratory shall be traceable to a test method that has been suitably validated.

Effective: 4/29/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 01/27/2017 and 04/29/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3772.03
Rule Amplifies: 3772.03 , 3772.31
Prior Effective Dates: 04/01/2012