10a ncac 27g .3811       REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

(a)  The assessment portion of the DMH Form 508-R shall be completed for each client who received a DWI Substance Abuse Assessment. An initial supply of this form may be obtained from the DWI/Criminal Justice Branch of the DMH/DD/SAS, 3008 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC  27699-3008 reviewed and signed by a substance abuse counselor who is credentialed by the North Carolina Professional Substance Abuse Certification Board or by an ASAM certified physician. An initial supply of this form may be obtained from the DWI/Criminal Justice Branch of the DMH/DD/SAS, 3008 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC  27699-3008 at no cost.

(b)  The assessment portion of DMH Form 508-R shall be reviewed and signed, at the time of the review, by a certified alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse counselor.  The date of expiration of that professional's certification and credentials shall be indicated on the client's Certificate of Completion and no assessment shall be signed after the expiration date.

(c)  The facility providing the recommended treatment or education shall have the client sign the appropriate release of information, and provide periodic progress reports.  That report shall be filed at intervals not to exceed six months, with the court and with the Department of Correction per their request.

(d)  The purpose of the rules of this Section is to establish specific procedures for conducting and reporting DWI substance abuse assessments, Alcohol and Drug Education Traffic Schools (ADETS), and treatment of DWI offenders.

(e)  Upon completion of the recommended treatment or ADETS service, the agency shall forward the top page of the completed DMH 508-R to the DWI/Criminal Justice Branch, DMH/DD/SAS; and distribute any remaining copies to the offender and the court.  The agency shall retain a copy of the form for a minimum period of at least 5 years.

(f)  In the event that an assessment or treatment agency ceases to provide DWI-related services, the agency shall notify, in writing, the DWI Criminal Justice Branch to assure that all DMH Form 508-R's and other related documents as specified in these Rules are properly processed, or transferred to another provider authorized by DMH/DD/SAS to conduct DWI Assessments.  The licensing and certifying bodies shall be notified of violations of this Rule.

(g)  By February 15 of each year, all assessing agencies shall forward, in writing, to the DWI Criminal Justice Branch of the Division the following information on the previous year's activities, which shall include but need not be limited to the number of:

(1)           pre-trial assessments conducted;

(2)           post trial assessments conducted;

(3)           individuals referred to ADETS; and

(4)           substance abuse handicaps identified and the recommended levels of treatment.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 20-17.6 (c); 122C-142.1; 143B-147;

Eff. April 1, 2001.