Virginia Elite Validation Rule updates (Activation Date: 09/18/18)
Posted by Bryan Hodges, Last modified by Bryan Hodges on 16 June 2020 04:47 PM

Attached to this article is the list of validation rule updates that will be implemented on September 18th.  The PDF document is a visual representation of how the new rules and updated rules appear in the Virginia Elite system.  It is hoped this additional document will answer any questions and help users prepare for the upcoming changes.

A new Schematron file is ready and has been posted to the NEMSIS website.  Your vendor should be able to obtain this file at any time from NEMSIS.  For agencies that have their own ImageTrend Elite system, the newest validation rules have been posted to the ImageTrend Library.  

As OEMS now switches focus from the NEMSIS 3 implementation to Data Quality, validation rule updates/changes may be implemented more frequently.  Agencies and vendors can expect OEMS to publish updates to these about every 90 days when needed.  This will allow OEMS to address any quality deficiencies when 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 09182018 V1R2.pdf (1.11 MB)