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37 Pa. Code § 802.12. Certification.

§ 802.12. Certification.

 (a)  If OVA determines that an applicant is eligible for participation in ACP, the ACP participant is assigned a unique ACP number, known as an ACP code.

 (b)  ACP participant data will be entered into OVA’s confidential records.

 (c)  An ACP authorization card is created and certified by OVA. The ACP authorization card contains the ACP participant’s substitute address.

 (d)  Certification is valid for 3 years unless the certification is withdrawn by OVA, at the sole discretion of OVA, or canceled by the ACP participant prior to the expiration of the 3-year period.

 (e)  If the ACP participant is a victim, witness, plaintiff or defendant involved in an ongoing civil or criminal case, OVA will provide, upon certification, notice of the ACP participant’s substitute address to appropriate court officials in which an ACP participant is a victim, witness, plaintiff or defendant. Appropriate officials may include, but not be limited to, the county district attorney, clerks of court or other agencies with prosecutorial authority.

 (f)  If an ACP participant who is a victim, witness, plaintiff or defendant involved in an ongoing civil or criminal case cancels, withdraws or expires from ACP participation, OVA will provide notice to any appropriate court officials previously notified.

 (g)  Upon certification by OVA, the ACP participant will receive the following:

   (1)  Notification of the ACP participant’s enrollment in ACP.

   (2)  A completed and laminated ACP authorization card with the ACP participant’s ACP code on the ACP authorization card.

   (3)  ACP materials advising the ACP participant how to use ACP when the ACP participant is dealing with Commonwealth and local agencies.

 (h)  If OVA determines, in the sole discretion of OVA, that an applicant or minor child does not meet the criteria for ACP certification, the applicant will receive notice of this decision from OVA.

Cross References

   This section cited in 37 Pa. Code §  802.2 (relating to definitions).

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