Virginia Elite Validation Rule updates - Activation Date: 04.30.2018
Posted by Bryan Hodges, Last modified by Bryan Hodges on 30 March 2018 01:09 PM
Attached to this article is the list of new validation rules and validation rule updates that will be implemented on April 30, 2018. The PDF document attached is a visual representation of how the new rules and updated rules appear in the Virginia Elite system. It is hoped this document will answer any questions and help users prepare for the upcoming changes.

(For agencies that have their own ImageTrend Elite system - the library was updated prior to Noon on 03/30/2018 in regards to validation rules) 

All new/updated rules have an effective date of after midnight on 04/30/2018 based on the “Unit Notified by Dispatch Date/Time”. Any rule being replaced has an effective date of before midnight on 04/30/2018. Adding these date statements allows us to publish these rules as far in advance as possible so that all agencies and 3rd party vendors have an opportunity to review the upcoming changes.

Should an issue be discovered, the rule in question will be set with an effective date of on or before the date reported so that no additional records will be affected. While this will not correct any potential issues with previously received records, it will prevent the rule in question from affecting any new records received or posted. Then a corrected rule will be created and published when the next set of validation rules are setup. Previously, we had addressed issues with validation rules by deactivating the rule in question. This caused unforeseen issues with existing records. By addressing issues with validation rules in this manner, we hope to mitigate any issues going forward.

As OEMS now switches focus from the NEMSIS 3 implementation to Data Quality, validation rule updates/changes are going to be implemented more frequently through the end of 2018. Agencies and vendors can expect OEMS to publish updates to these about every 90 to 120 days if needed. This will allow OEMS to address any quality deficiencies as they are discovered. We will still give agencies and vendors a minimum of 30 days’ notice before activating any new or updated validation rules.

For questions, please contact support via email at

 Validation Rule Changes 04302018 V1R1.pdf (585.23 KB)