"Clinical Screening and Assessment of the Impaired Driving Offender" Training
Clinical determinations made by providers who are approved by OASAS to provide clinical screening, assessment and treatment services for impaired driving offenders have a significant impact on the relicensing evaluation process of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Accordingly, your work as an OASAS approved Provider affects the safety of all who use New York State highways and roads.
By requiring this training, it is OASAS’ goal to improve the quality and consistency of clinical screening, assessment and treatment services provided to impaired driving offenders throughout New York State. It is equally important to protect the public’s safety by assuring that each offender is professionally and ethically evaluated and appropriate recommendations and/or diagnoses are rendered.
Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the rationale for standardizing the provision of clinical screening and assessment services to the impaired driving client.
- Identify the impact of personal attitudes, values and beliefs about impaired driving and substance use disorders on the clinical screening and assessment process.
- Implement the minimum acceptable standards as outlined in OASAS’ Standards for Clinical Services Provided to Individuals Arrested for an Impaired Driving Offense.
Training is required for all individuals and programs included on the list of OASAS approved Providers of Screening and Assessment Services for Impaired Driving Offenders.
Training Requirement for Private Practitioners Licensed by the NYS Education Department
Attendance at a full-day, classroom-based training is required for all private practitioners licensed by NYS Education Department prior to approval to provide clinical services to impaired driving offenders in New York State. Classroom trainings are held periodically at various locations in NYS. Training dates and locations will be made available during the application process.
Training Requirement for OASAS certified programs, and NYS Office of Mental Health, US Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Services programs
Effective February 1, 2013, untrained current and future staff members working in these programs that are already authorized by OASAS to provide clinical services to impaired driving offenders in New York State must view the 1.5 hour webcast entitled Clinical Screening and Assessment of the Impaired Driving Offender: Update. Program administrators were previously notified of this change via email. Details about this process are described in the revised training protocol. Questions should be directed to ImpairedDriver@oasas.ny.gov.
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