OASAS Impaired Driving Offense Service
I am an approved OASAS provider, private practitioner who conducts clinical screening, assessment, and treatment services for impaired driving offenders. I am a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC-2) and a License Mental Health Counselor (LMHC).
During the clinical screening/ assessment:
One or two standardize screening instruments is administered.
An appointment is scheduled for an alcohol and drug screening test performed by a laboratory.
A chief complaint or psychosocial assessment is conducted to obtain behavioral health history and relevant information regarding incident.
Interview with collateral source, such as persons or organizations able to provide pertinent information, which is deemed as relevant and appropriate to the formation of an accurate screening determination.
Sign consent to enter information into NYS Impaired Drivers System (IDS).
Before attending clinical screening/ assessment the following documents must be submitted for review.
Abstract driving record
Official documentation of the violation, including but not limited to: copy of arrest report, incident report and/or traffic ticket
The screening and assessment is approximately 60 minutes to 90 minutes.
Once clinical screening/ assessment is completed the client may request a report to submit to referral source. Client information will be entered into the NYS IDS. (Client must sign consent for information to be entered into NYS IDS). If appropriate recommendation and referral is provided.
Fee for service:
(Alcohol and drug screening test fee not included; health insurance coverage may be utilized for alcohol and drug screening test.)
Clinician Screening and Assessments are not covered by health insurance/ third party payer.
For more details:
Residents of New York State charged with or convicted of an impaired driving offense ( DWI, DWI, DWAI/Drug, DWAI/combination) may be required or recommended to have a clinical screening and assessment of alcohol or substance use at the time of arraignment or prior to sentencing when the individual is charged with or convicted of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs: New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) requires authorization to provide clinical screening, assessment, and treatment services for impaired driving offenders. Driving while intoxicated (DWI) .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) or higher or other evidence of intoxication. For drivers of commercial motor vehicles: .04 BAC or other evidence of intoxication, aggravated driving while intoxicated (aggravated DWI) .18 BAC or higher, driving while ability impaired by alcohol (DWAI/Alcohol) more than .05 BAC but less than .07 BAC, or other evidence of impairment, driving while ability impaired by a single drug other than alcohol (DWAI/Drug), driving while ability impaired by a combined influence of drugs or alcohol (DWAI/Combination), chemical test refusal - a driver who refuses to take a chemical test (normally a test of breath, blood or urine), zero tolerance Law, and a driver who is less than 21 years of age and who drives with a .02 BAC to .07 BAC violates the Zero tolerance law.
The clinical screening and assessment adhere to NYS OASAS General Service Standards for Clinical Services Provided to Individuals Arrested for an Impaired Driving Offense.