(e) No change.
(f) A gas chromatographic analytical procedure must discriminate between methanol, ethanol, acetone and isopropanol and employ an internal standard technique;
(g) An enzymatic analytical procedure based on alcohol dehydrogenase must use the procedure recommended by the instrument manufacturer/test kit vendor for whole blood alcohol analysis, and the enzyme used must have sufficient selectivity to provide negligible cross-reactivity towards methanol, acetone and isopropanol.
(4) The permit shall be issued by the Department for a specific method and procedure. Any substantial change to the method, analytical procedure, or laboratory facility must receive prior approval by the Department before being used to determine the blood alcohol level of a sample submitted by an agency. The Department shall determine what constitutes a substantial change.
(5) An analyst shall only use a Department-approved procedure to determine the blood alcohol level of samples submitted by an agency. Approval of blood alcohol analysis methods and procedures shall be based on rule requirements in effect at the time they were submitted for approval.
SPECIFIC AUTHORITY 316.1932(1)(a)2., (f)1., 316.1933(2)(b), 316.1934(3) 322.63(3)(b), 327.352(1)(b)3. FS. Law Implemented 316.1932(1)(b), 316.1933(2)(b), 316.1934(3), 322.63(3)(b), 327.352(1)(b), (e), 327.353(2), 327.354(3) FS. History–New 10-31-93, Amended 4-1-94, 2-1-95, 1-1-97, 11-5-02, 12-9-04, __________.
11D-8.014 Blood Alcohol Permit - Analyst: Renewal.
(1) Permits to conduct blood alcohol analyses shall remain valid until otherwise suspended or revoked by the Department. In order to remain qualified for such permit, an analyst must satisfactorily determine the blood alcohol level of at least two (2) proficiency samples provided by the Department each annual quarter . Satisfactory determination shall be made by reporting results for blood alcohol proficiency samples within the acceptable range for the samples. For blood alcohol testing acceptable ranges shall mean the calculated proficiency sample mean + or - 3 standard deviations iterated twice. The mean and standard deviations will be calculated using the results reported by the analysts and reference laboratories.
(2) An analyst, who is in good standing, may elect to not participate in one proficiency test cycle each calendar year. The analyst must notify the Department in writing, of his/her election prior to the date the proficiency test results must be reported to the Department.
(3) Upon notification by the Department that an analyst has failed to satisfactorily determine the blood alcohol level on any set of proficiency samples, the analyst shallbe required to satisfactorily determine the blood alcohol level of a second set of five proficiency samples provided by the Department .
(4) Upon notification by the Department that an analyst has failed to satisfactorily determine the blood alcohol level on a second set of proficiency samples, the analyst shall not perform any duties authorized by the analyst’s permit until the analyst satisfactorily determines the blood alcohol level of a subsequent set of proficiency samples provided by the Department . This section shall not preclude the Department from taking further action in accordance with Rule 11D-8.015, F.A.C.