Driving While Impaired (D.W.I) Assessments
If you have been convicted of a DWI you may have to get a substance use assessment. Erin Ruston is a NYS OASAS approved provider for IDP (Impaired Driver Program) assessments.
What does an assessment entail?
- Full mental health and substance abuse assessment, which can take between 1-3 sessions to complete.
- Sign 4 HIPAA Release of information forms:> (1) to allow provider access to your driving abstract
> (1) for lawyer/court
> (2) to allow provider to gather information from other collaterals (family member, friend, boss, doctor, previous providers
- Complete a urine toxicology at a Quest lab with requisition received by provider completing assessment.
After assessment is complete, the client would be informed whether or not further treatment would be recommended. That could be through a drug/alcohol detox program, inpatient rehabilitation, or outpatient treatment and education.