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2008-2009 Regulatory Agendas

14
Part of Department of Health and Human Services
(see 10 and 14)



AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 14-118
AGENCY NAME: Office of Substance Abuse, Driver Education and Evaluation Programs (DEEP)

CONTACT PERSON: Ann Levesque, DEEP Case Manager, 41 Anthony Avenue, #11 State House Station, Augusta, Maine, 04333-0011 Telephone (207) 626-8608 email:ann.levesque @maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2008-2009 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 2: Driver Education and Evaluation Program Procedure Manual
5 M.R.S.A. Part 25, c. 521 Sub-ch. 1, §20005
5 M.R.S.A. Part 25, c. 521 Sub-ch 5, §§ 20072, 20074-B, 20074, 20075, 20076, 20078-A

Section A: Definitions
Purpose: Revise/establish definitions to comply with current practices and make the appropriate changes to the terms and definitions throughout the document.

Section B: Procedure for Approval of a Driver Education and Evaluation Programs Evaluator and/or Treatment Services Provider
Purpose: 1.) Revise qualifications for those individuals requesting certification as a Community-Based Services Provider-Private Provider; 2.) Require that all documentation submitted for review prior to and during an on site visit shall be written legibly or typed; 3.) Require Community Based Service Providers-Programs to maintain documentation of each clinician’s DEEP training completion in personnel files; 4.) Require “a minimum of” as opposed to “at least” 6 hours of DEEP specific training; 5.) Require the Community-Based Providers to notify DEEP when DEEP Services are discontinued.

Section C: The Driver Education and Evaluation Program for Clients Under 21 Years of Age at the Time of the Offense (The Under 21 Program)
Purpose: 1.) Require that when a client is referred for an evaluation, the client has the option of contacting DEEP and entering directly into treatment; 2). Require that the Community-Based Service Provider have the DEEP Registration form prior to the start of the second session: 3.) Require that the client show identification prior to entering each DEEP Component.

Section D: The Driver Education and Evaluation Program for First Offender Adults, First Offenders Over 21 Years of Age and Multiple offenders
Purpose: 1.) Require that when a client is referred for an evaluation, the client has the option of contacting DEEP and entering directly into treatment; 2). Require that the Community-Based Service Provider have the DEEP Registration form prior to the start of the second session: 3.) Require that the client show identification prior to entering each DEEP Component.

Section E: The Clinical Substance Abuse Evaluation, Second Opinion, and Status Update Evaluation
Purpose: 1.) Require that the Community Based Service Provider conducting the evaluation, second opinion or status update evaluation conduct an interview with a concerned person. If the client refuses to bring a concerned person to interview, the refusal shall result in unsatisfactory completion of the evaluation; 2).Require that no completion paperwork is forwarded to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles until the client has registered and paid the DEEP Administrative fees 3.) Require that all documentation submitted to the DEEP Office be written legibly or typed. Legibility will be determined by the DEEP Case Managers.

Section F: Treatment
Purpose: 1.) Require that Community-Based Service Provider will notify the DEEP Office in writing when a client’s paperwork is being held for any reason; 2.) Require that all documentation submitted to the DEEP Office be written legibly or typed. Legibility will be determined by the DEEP Case Managers; 3.) Require a written plan describing procedures used to ensure confidentiality while transporting client case records; 4.) ).Require that nothing is forwarded to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles until the client has registered and paid the DEEP Administrative fees

Section G: Completion of Treatment Other than Driver Education and Evaluation Programs
Purpose: Eliminate the requirement that the Community-based Provider must have the paperwork from DEEP prior to starting treatment or an evaluation. The Community-Based Service Provider will have the DEEP Registration form prior to the start of the second session:

Section H: Client Second Opinion
Purpose: 1.) Eliminate the requirement that the Community-based Provider must have the paperwork from DEEP prior to starting treatment or an evaluation. The Community-Based Service Provider will have the DEEP Registration form prior to the start of the second session; 2.) Require that the client register with DEEP and pay the DEEP Administration fees before the documentation of a completed program is sent to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Section I: Client Appeals
Purpose: 1.) Require that the client register with DEEP and pay the DEEP Administration fees before appealing a decision made by the Director not to accept treatment results.

Section J: Out-of-State
Purpose: 1.) Require that the client register with DEEP and pay the Administrative fees before the Bureau of Motor Vehicles is notified by the DEEP Office of completion of a program.

Additional changes will be made to clarify some sections

SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: January, 2009-June, 2009

AFFECTED PARTIES: Community Based Service Providers and OUI Offenders