ALL MULTIPLE DUI OFFENDER CLIENTS - PLEASE READ IT
Multiple DUI offenders who get two or more DUI offenses within a 5-year period are required, as a condition of license reinstatement, to get a clinical evaluation, and if indicated by the evaluation, complete a substance abuse treatment program. These requirements, effective July 1, 2008, are in addition to all other existing requirements for license reinstatement. Under this law, the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is responsible for approving clinical evaluators and treatment providers and establishing regulations for implementing these requirements.
DUI RISK REDUCTION PROGRAM
You must complete the DUI Risk Reduction program before getting the clinical evaluation.
The clinical evaluation consists of a clinical interview, a review of your NEEDS Assessment results from the DUI school, and any other assessment instruments deemed appropriate by the evaluator to complete a thorough evaluation. Only an approved evaluator from the DBHDD Registry of Clinical Evaluators can complete your clinical evaluation.
You will be given a Clinical Evaluation Agreement / Contract that informs you of the services you are
entitled to as part of the evaluation process.
If the evaluation results in a treatment recommendation, the clinical evaluator must show you a list of approved providers (DBHDD Registry of Treatment Providers).
The evaluator can only recommend a specific level of care.
The evaluator cannot tell you to go to a specific treatment provider.
The evaluator cannot determine the number of weeks you have to attend treatment.
If the evaluator determines there is no need for treatment, the evaluator will submit a case presentation to DBHDD for review.
If approved, DBHDD will provide the client with a “Requirements Met” certificate, which can be submitted to
the Department of Driver Services (DDS) for license reinstatement.
You must choose a treatment provider from the DBHDD Registry of Treatment Providers who is permitted to deliver the ASAM level of care recommended by the clinical evaluator.
NOTE: As part of a court order, only a judge can tell you to go to a particular treatment program.
However, if a judge orders you to go to a treatment program not on the DBHDD Registry, completion of that treatment may not count toward driver’s license reinstatement.
DBHDD requires that Level I services include three to nine hours of treatment services per week. The length of treatment is up to one year. A treatment review occurs when 4 months has been
completed. A decision will then be made for you to continue with more counseling or complete the
You will be given a Treatment Agreement / Contract that informs you all requirements for successful completion of the program.
It is the responsibility of the treatment provider to determine the length of treatment and the number of
hours you must attend. You may be expected to attend more than the minimum number of hours and
weeks of treatment.
The treatment program may have additional requirements to be met before you are considered as having completed treatment. Each individual treatment provider or agency determines additional services.
Finally, you must have satisfied all fees to the treatment provider in order to receive your “Treatment Completion” form, which can be submitted to DDS for license reinstatement.
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