IDCMP Program Components

Overview

The Impaired Driver Care Management Program (IDCMP) is based on the care management model, which means that you, as the client, have the right to choose where you wish to receive your services and the right to be a fully active participant in all steps of the process of completion of the IDCMP program.  Thus, CAIP strives to partner with you, support you, and to assist you in any way we can in completing all aspects of the IDCMP program. 

 

All IDCMP programs are subject to follow the He-A 500 State Rules that are administered by the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.  These rules outline all aspects of the IDCMP program, including the requirements of each area of the program, processes to be followed, fees, and program components. 

 
Fees

Fees for each part of the IDCMP program are charged for each part of the program you will need to complete and are set under He-A 500 State Rules and are as follows:

  • State Fee: $70

(must be paid at intake appointment by money order only; made out to “Treasurer, State of NH”;
is not paid by persons who qualify for a reduced fee)

  • Intake:  $75

(includes screening for first time offenders)

  • Evaluation: $200

  • Impaired Driver Education Program (IDEP): $300

  • Weekend Impaired Driver Education Program (WIDEP): $485

  • Monitoring Fees for those referred to treatment services:  $30

(per contact, up to two contacts per month)

All fees must be paid by MONEY ORDER only. 

                                

Reduced Fee

Should you be currently receiving temporary assistance to needy families, social security disability, supplemental security income, aid to the permanently and totally disabled or old age assistance you can be eligible for a reduced fee for the IDEP if you provide proper documentation.  This will reduce the cost of the IDEP program from $300 to $150.  In addition, the state fee of $70 is waived.  IMPORTANT: In order for the state fee to be waived you MUST bring proof or documentation of your income to your intake appointment.  Otherwise the state fee must be paid, or you will be turned away from the intake and charged a rescheduling fee.

 

Missed Appointment Fees:

Failure to keep any appointments without prior proper notification time, or to come to appointments without the required documentation, or to not appear for any class group will result in the following fees:

  • Intake:  $75

(2 business days notice required for cancellation or rescheduling)

  • Evaluation:  $100

(2 business days notice required for cancellation or rescheduling)

  • Evaluation Service Plan, showing without proper documentation: $100

  • Impaired Driver Education Program: $100

(3 business days notice required for cancellation or rescheduling)

  • Weekend Impaired Driver Education Program:  $150

(5 business days notice required for cancellation or rescheduling)

 

The exception to the above is for an excusable absence.  Excused absences shall be granted only for a death in your immediate family, or a medical emergency pertaining to yourself or your immediate family, which must be fully documented.  In such case, we will work with you to get you back on track with your program requirements as quickly as we are able.

 

Payment Arrangements:

As a partner with you to help you get through this program, we will work with you to arrange for payments.  You may break up payments for the costs of every aspect of the program if this will assist you.  Please do not hesitate to discuss with us what payment arrangements you would like to make.

Intake
 

Intake interviews take about 90 minutes to complete and include a screening for first time offenders.  The cost of the intake interview is $75, plus the state fee of $70.  Both of these fees must be paid by money orders only.  If you qualify for a reduced fee, you will not need to pay the state fee. 

 

For first time offenders:  At the time of the intake you will complete some forms and testing materials and bring in your required documentation (a listing is found at “What to bring to your first appointment”).  Your intake interviewer will determine if you meet the requirements for a further evaluation for substance abuse disorders based on the criteria set forth by the State.  If you do meet these requirements, an evaluation appointment will be given to you at that time.  In addition, you will select an education program (IDEP or WIDEP) schedule and will be able to set up a schedule of payments for your program elements.  You will be given a copy of the program rules and expectations and are free to ask any questions you may have at that time.

 

For aggravated, second or mulitple DWI offenders or for persons who were underage at the time of the DUI offense:  At your intake you will complete some forms and testing materials and bring in your required documentation (a listing is found at “What to bring to your first appointment”).  You will be scheduled for your evaluation appointment to follow this intake appointment at the time you set up your intake appointment.  At the time of the intake you will select an education program (IDEP or WIDEP) schedule (if required) and will be able to set up a schedule of payments for your program elements.  You will be given a copy of the program rules and expectations and are free to ask any questions you may have at that time.

Evaluation
 

Evaluations are conducted by NH Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors (NH LADC) or NH Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselors (NH MLADC) following the requirement set forth by the state.  The evaluation consists of two appointments.  At the initial 90 minute Evaluation appointment, the counselor will interview you, review your intake materials and tests, complete an Addiction Severity Index (ASI) questionnaire with you and will discuss with you what needs you may feel you have for further treatment. 

 

Should a positive finding be issued as a result of the initial evaluation process, a second 30 minute Service Plan appointment will be scheduled within two weeks of the first appointment.  At that time you will be given a copy of the ASI and your individualized Service Plan which may include treatment and recovery services and referrals for other services based on the needs you have expressed.  If you have a service plan developed, service plan monitoring will occur twice per month as long as you are working on your plan.

IDEP Classes
 

Unless you have completed an impaired driver education program in the past five years and have submitted proof of the completion of such a program, you will be required to attend and complete the 20 hour impaired driver education program.  The state of NH has two (2) separate education programs for persons convicted of DWI/DUI:  the Impaired Driver Education Program (IDEP) and the Weekend Impaired Driver Education Program (WIDEP).

 

The IDEP fee is $300 and consists of classes meeting:

  • two week nights per week over two weeks (generally meeting from 4:00 pm to 9:15 pm), or two week nights a week over two and a half weeks (generally meeting from 5:00 pm to 9:15 pm) in all our locations, or

  • Friday evenings (generally 5:00 pm to 9:15 pm) and Saturday days (9:00 am to 3:15 pm) in our Nashua location, or

  • two Saturdays and one Sunday (generally 8:00 am to 3:00 pm) in our Keene location

 

These times include break times.  You may have your cell phone with you, but must turn them off while you are in the class. 

WIDEP Classes
 

Unless you have completed an impaired driver education program in the past five years and have submitted proof of the completion of such a program, you will be required to attend and complete the 20 hour impaired driver education program.  The state of NH has two (2) separate education programs for persons convicted of DWI/DUI:  the Impaired Driver Education Program (IDEP) and the Weekend Impaired Driver Education Program (WIDEP).

 

The WIDEP is a residential program which costs $485 (includes the cost of the education program, all meals and snacks, and overnight accommodations).  It is held at our Boscawen location where you will receive the entire 20 hour curriculum over a weekend in a casual and friendly environment.  Our weekend program begins Friday at noon and is completed at noon on Sunday, and includes two overnights on campus.

 

Our accommodations are basic but comfortable, more like a bed and breakfast than like an institutional setting.  All your home cooked meals are well balanced, with a variety of snacks, coffee/tea and other drinks available to you at all times. Accommodations will be made for anyone with special dietary or other needs.  You may have your cell phone with you during this program, but must turn it off during class times.

 

Classes are held in a relaxed atmosphere where you are encouraged to participate in class discussions and group activities.  Our curriculum is based on a repeat conviction prevention model, using the Change Companies’ “Responsible Decisions” workbook in addition to other handouts, projects, and video presentations.   The goal of our curriculum is to give you a number of “tools” which you may use to prevent being in this situation again.

Monitoring of Treatment Referrals
 

For persons who have received a Service Plan, CAIP is required by state rules to monitor your progress, help you with any problems or barriers you may encounter, stay in communication with your treatment provider regarding your case.  You will be assigned to a Care Manager with whom you will remain in regular contact, at least twice monthly (fee is $30 per contact, not to exceed two per month). 

 

Your Care Manager is available to help you find a treatment provider, to assist you with any issues or concerns you may have while you are in treatment, to assure that you are staying in compliance with the Service Plan developed for you, and to make sure that all program components and requirements have been met so that you may complete the program.

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