If you are convicted of a DWI after trial or negotiated plea, you must complete an IDCMP evaluation and IDEP class prior to restoration of your license.
Here is a summary of the IDCMP and IDEP programs, their costs, and contact information for getting them done.
You may notice several warnings not to delay. Clients are advised to call and schedule the IDCMP when leaving the courthouse. Even when the delays are not your fault, they will be held against you.
YOU MUST NOT BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ANY SUBSTANCE(S) FOR SERVICES EXCEPT AS APPROPRIATELY PRESCRIBED.
DO NOT BRING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TO THE PROGRAM:
- Alcohol, non prescribed medications or other substances
- Weapons of any kind
Complaints or issues relative to a screening, substance use disorder evaluation, service plan or driving privilege restoration should be submitted to the Department of Safety, Bureau of Hearings at 271-3486.
Questions regarding the IDCMPs or IDSPs can be directed to the BOAS Impaired Driver Services Coordinator at 271-6107.
For license restoration, contact the NH DMV, 271-3101, 23 Hazen Dr., Concord, NH.
IDCMP CLIENT RIGHTS
IDCMP services are offered without discrimination by race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disabilities, medical condition, marital status, age, sex or sexual preference.
Federal Law (CFR42) protects confidentiality of services and no identifying information will be released without a client’s specific written consent. Exceptions to this confidentiality are: medical emergencies, a judge ‘s order to release the information, suspected abuse of a child, dependent adult or elder, or in the event that a client is of danger to self or someone else.
During participation in the program, you have the right to the following:
- Be provided with a clean environment free from health and safety hazards.
- Have program rules, requirements, fees and payment schedules explained.
- Have the right to a grievance process by filing a written complaint with the IDCMP. If a satisfactory resolution is not obtained at that time, a client has the right to submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, within five (5) business days of the IDCMP’s decision. This request must contain a statement of the IDCMP’s decision, the name of the client, the date of the decision, and the client’s basis of complaint.
Some programs offer fee reductions. All fees subject to change without notice. DIVISION OF COMMUNITY BASED CARE SERVICES
Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services
I05 Pleasant St
Concord NH 03301
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE DRIVER CONVICTED OF DRIVING WHILE IMPAIRED
Per RSA 265-A, the State of New Hampshire has mandatory programs for individuals convicted of DWI regarding driver’s license restoration requirements and length of confinement in the House of Correction (HOC). This brochure will assist you with the Impaired Driver Care Management Program (IDCMP) education and/or treatment requirements of your court sentencing.
Contact the IDCMP within 3 days of sentencing to schedule your intake appointment. DO NOT DELAY.
You are responsible for the costs of treatment services. Currently there is a federal program known as Access To Recovery (ATR) which may be able to assist you with some of your treatment costs if you are a NH resident. If you choose, you may discuss this option with the IDCMP to determine eligibility.
Clinical requirements from an approved Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services (BDAS) Impaired Driver Service Provider (IDSP) may include:
- Individual or group outpatient counseling.
- Intensive outpatient counseling.
- Recovery Support Services.
If you are a first, non-aggravated DWI offender, you must contact and schedule a substance use screening within 3 calendar days to complete a substance abuse screening at an IDCMP within 14 days of sentencing and comply with all requirements of the IDCMP if you want to receive a reduction in your driving suspension sentence. Bring your court sentencing order with you at the time of your intake.
If your screening is negative, you are required to successfully complete a 20 hour Driver Education Program (IDEP) or Weekend Impaired Driver Education Program (WIDEP).
An IDEP consists of sessions held weeknights or on consecutive Saturdays and/or Sundays. A WIDEP is a concentrated version of the IDEP, scheduled Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon and requires two overnight stays.
If your screening is positive, you are required to complete a substance use disorder evaluation at an IDCMP within 30 days of sentencing.
If the substance use disorder evaluation is negative, you must complete an IDEP or WIDEP in order to be eligible for license restoration.
If the substance use disorder evaluation is positive, you must complete an IDEP or WIDEP along with the IDCMP service plan which will outline all clinical services that must be completed in order to be in compliance.
AGGRAVATED OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENSE
Aggravated or subsequent offenders must schedule a substance use disorder evaluation with the IDCMP selected at the time of your conviction within 30 days of release from the HOC and complete the evaluation within 60 days of release from the HOC in order to have a reduction in your HOC sentence. lfyou do not comply with the above, the IDCMP will notify the prosecutor, a Motion to Impose will be filed with the court and you could be subject to additional penalties. If you have not completed an educational program within the past 5 years from the date of your conviction, you must complete an IDEP or WIDEP.
Must schedule a substance use disorder evaluation within 30 days of conviction, complete the evaluation within 60 days of conviction and comply with the service plan.
OUT OF STATE OFFENDERS
Must contact a NH IDCMP to conduct a registration, intake and to provide required documentation. You will then be given program options. If you choose to do any portion of your requirements in your home state, you must pay the NH IDCMP out of state fee in addition to applicable IDCMP fees provided. Out of state education programs must be provided by your home states approved providers. Clinical services must be provided by an International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) credentialed clinician. To contact your IC&RC state credentialing board, you can log on to https://intemationalcredentialing.org/findboard
On-line programs are not acceptable for NH residents. On-line programs are acceptable for non-residents only if approved by your home state.
Contact the IDCMP within 3 days of sentencing to schedule your intake appointment.
DO NOT DELAY. In order for your intake to be conducted and screening/evaluation instruments to be administered, you must provide the IDCMP with your sentencing order.
Prior to a finding being made as a result of your screening/evaluation, you must provide the IDCMP with the following:
- Current original certified copy of your driving record from NH DMV and any state you have been arrested for a DWI related offense.
- Chemical test results or documentation of your refusal.
- Copy of your arrest report and arrest narrative relating to the conviction.
- Proof of completion of an approved impaired driver education program if completed within the past 5 years.
Bring a check or money order with you for your client fee payable to -“Treasurer, State of NH” and a check or money order payable to the IDCMP for your screening and/or evaluation at your first appointment.
Currently the capped fees are:
- Intake-includes screening if lst offender – $75.00
- Client fee – $70.00
- Substance Use Evaluation – $200.00
- IDEP – $300.00 or WIDEP – $485.00 (WlDEP includes cost of room and board)
- Monitoring fee – $30.00 per contact
- IDCMP court appearance fee -$100.00
- Drug or alcohol testing fee – varies
- Out of state monitoring fee – $350.00
Full payment is expected at the time of each component. If you need to make other financial arrangements, you must do so with the IDCMP director.