4501-7-20 Inspections and investigations of class "D" and online license schools.

(A) Every place used as an office or classroom by a driver training enterprise, except as provided in paragraph (B) of this rule, shall be subject to inspection and/or investigation by the director during reasonable hours. Inspections and investigations may include, but are not limited to, any and all records, facilities, classroom instruction, behind-the-wheel instruction, and vehicles used for behind-the-wheel instruction. The enterprise's authorizing official or the school's training manager shall make school records, student records, vehicles, and facilities required by this chapter available to the director for inspection. The training manager or authorizing official shall, upon the director's request, produce records for copying. Such records shall be promptly returned to the school.

(B) An online enterprise shall be subject to inspections and/or investigations by the director during reasonable hours. Inspections and investigations may include, but are not limited to, all student records, training modules, information technology infrastructure, security measures and other aspects of the online driver education program. The director may inspect and/or investigate supporting documentation to include access to computer logs related to the inspection and/or investigation. If the technical support, application server host, or data storage facilities are located outside the state of Ohio, the authorizing official shall submit, upon request of the director, a report encompassing the rules of this chapter to meet the requirements in lieu of a state-conducted inspection and/or investigation of technical support, application server host, or data storage facilities. The authorizing official shall make school and student records required by this chapter available to the director online, in a password-protected environment, upon request.

Effective: 12/06/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/16/2014 and 09/16/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.02
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.02 , R.C. 4508.03
Prior Effective Dates: 1/7/67, 12/1/80, 2/29/88, 9/4/91 (EMER.), 12/21/91, 7/1/97, 10/4/01, 10/8/09, 10/10/2013