§ 10:162-6.1. Intake evaluation
(a) Each Intoxicated Driver Resource Center client or DUI offender sentenced by a court to treatment in place of jail shall receive an individual intake evaluation, preferably with his or her counselor of record. The purpose of the intake is to make an independent evaluation of the client's needs in treatment, and, if the provider is an approved grantee, to determine if the client is an eligible recipient.
(b) The treatment program shall conduct an independent evaluation of the client's need for treatment, using an instrument approved by the Division of Addiction Services. Any testing tool utilized must be noted in the evaluation. The information packet received from the Intoxicated Driving Program shall also be utilized. The treatment program shall inform the client of his or her specific responsibility under the treatment plan. If a client is determined by the treatment program to need treatment, a treatment plan shall be developed and a copy of the plan shall be provided to the client. Clients shall be advised that failure to participate in treatment will result in license suspension and a minimum two-day jail sentence, or if he or she has been sentenced to treatment in place of jail, imposition of the applicable jail sentence. The treatment agency shall establish a written, signed contract with the client regarding the treatment plan. The client shall sign a records release authorization during the intake process. The form shall be completed to allow the court, the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center, the Intoxicated Driving Program, the Division of Addiction Services, the Motor Vehicles Commission, the client's attorney, and the treatment program/approved grantee and coordinating grantee as appropriate to exchange information.
(c) The treatment program shall report the result of the treatment evaluation of the client and the client's progress in treatment to the Intoxicated Driver Resource Center/Intoxicated Driving Program, as appropriate.
(d) When determining whether a client is an eligible recipient, an approved grantee shall require proof of income and, when applicable, documentation of medical indigency status pursuant to N.J.A.C. 10:162-6.16(c) in the form of the prior year's tax returns, pay stubs or other documentation deemed suitable by the Division of Addiction Services.