Breath Alcohol Laboratory Program FAQs
Breath Alcohol Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How to order DC-70, DC-27, DC-28 and CDL-5 forms?
A. To request more forms you may contact Driver Control via e-mail at email@example.com or Teresa Akins at 785-368-8780.
Q. How does a Law Enforcement agency become certified to operate the Intoxilyzer 8000?
A. Any Law Enforcement agency can become a Breath Alcohol Program certified agency. There are several steps to becoming a certified agency. First, contact the BAP supervisor, Chris Houston, at 785-230-1727 or firstname.lastname@example.org. An agency application will be mailed or faxed to your agency. The application must be filled-out and returned to KDHE for approval. The officers in the agency wanting to become certified operators must submit a training application and attend the Intoxilyzer 8000 class. If the agency wants an instrument, then a BAP staff member will set-up the instrument at the agency and instruct the custodian on his/her responsibilities. Finally, the instrument will be tested at the agency for certification purposes.
Q. How does an individual become a certified operator?
A. To become a certified operator, an individual must submit a training application to KDHE. The training application can be downloaded from the BAP web-site at www.kdheks.gov/lipo/alcohol.html. The individual will be placed on the roster of the class they have selected if available. A confirmation letter will be mailed two weeks prior to the class date. The individual must attend, complete and pass the Intoxilyzer 8000 training course. After completing and passing the course, the newly certified operator will receive an operator’s certification card by mail.
Q. How does an individual find possible class locations and dates? How can an agency check on whether a class is full or if their training application was processed?
A. The class schedule is located on the BAP site at www.kdheks.gov/lipo/alcohol.html. To determine if a class is full or if an individual from your agency is in a specific class, contact Chris Houston at 785-230-1727 or email@example.com.
Q. How does an agency, operator or custodian renew the certification of an agency, operator or instrument?
A. The renewal process occurs toward the end of the certification of an agency, operator or instrument. An application will be mailed to every certified agency in October. This application will contain every aspect necessary for renewal. The application will be accompanied by a letter explaining all steps needing to be completed. Every operator must complete on-line continuing education to renew their certification. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Houston at 785-230-1727 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Sherry Sunderman at 785-296-1642 or email@example.com.
Q. What is on-line continuing education training?
A. Continuing education is stipulated in K.A.R. 28-32-10(d). Every certified operator must complete the on-line continuing education training once every two years to recertify. The on-line training is located at http://ks.train.org. If you have any questions, contact Chris Houston at 785-230-1727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. How does someone find the forms needed such as the change of status, training application, monthly certified standard report, quarterly report form, and CMI evaluation form?
A. Please, go to the BAP web-site at www.kdheks.gov/lipo/alcohol.html to download the form you need.
Q. What is the change of status form and when do I fill it out?
A. The change of status form is used to notify the BAP when a certified operator leaves an agency, comes to an agency or changes their name. The change of status form can be downloaded from www.kdheks.gov/lipo/alcohol.html. If an operator comes to your agency, circle transfer and they will be added to your agency's list of operators. If an operator leaves your agency, circle deletion and they will be removed from your list. Finally, if an operator changes their name, circle name change and their name will be changed. The agency will receive notification that a change of status for an operator has been completed.
Q. How does a custodian fill out a quarterly report?
A. The quarterly report and an explanation letter are sent to every agency four times per year. These reports are important for statistical data. Every certified operator whether they ran a test or not needs to be listed on the agency’s quarterly report. List all operators at the agency with the numbers of tests each operator ran and indicate the number of tests in each BA range in the appropriate spaces. The report can be found at www.kdheks.gov/lipo/alcohol.html.
Q. What do I do when my instrument needs repair?
A. First, check your out-of-service box on your monthly certified standard report. Contact BAP staff and indicate whether or not a loaner instrument is needed. Fill-out the CMI evaluation form www.kdheks.gov/lipo/alcohol.html, place the form in the box with the instrument and mail to CMI. Their address is located at the bottom of the evaluation form. Remember, to remove your gas tank prior to boxing your instrument. The instrument will be sent from CMI to KDHE to check the certification and then returned to your agency.
Q. What do I do when I received my repaired instrument?
A. Make sure the instrument has been checked by KDHE after being repaired by CMI. Remove your instrument from the box, re-attach your gas tank and run a quality control check. Remember; check the return-to-service box on your monthly certified standard report and keep records of all repairs.
Q: I just received my Agency Application Packet, how do I complete all the forms? After all the forms have been completed, please verify that all the signature lines have been signed.
Is the address provided correct? If not, make the appropriate corrections in the space provided.
In the instrument section, make sure you list all of the instruments your agency expects to use and the agency where they belong. In the example 80-001234 is at Disney PD (B-678), where as 80-005678 is at Walt County Sheriff's Department (B-543).
These are the operators whose certifications are up for renewal this year. Mark the box by the name of those who wish to renew. Those boxes that are left blank are for officers who are not going to renew and will be inactivated.
Make any change to your Operator Roster on this page.
- Deletion: mark out those who should be deleted with a single line through their name.
- Name Changes: change names by lining out the old name and write the new name nearby.
- Transfers: for any operator who has transferred in from another agency; write in their name and operator number in the space provided.
All of these changes will require a Change of Status form to be completed and returned with the packet.