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ALC-015: Alcohol and the Driver

Alcohol and the Driver: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Services: The Wisconsin Medical Society supports:

  • The provision of alcohol and drug screening, brief intervention, referral, and treatment (SBIRT) services as well as the removal of barriers to SBIRT service delivery in general medical settings.
  • That all third-party private and public healthcare payers pay for alcohol and drug screening and intervention services that are provided by physicians, other healthcare professionals, and other individuals who are supervised by physicians.
  • Confidentiality between patient and healthcare professional in SBIRT service delivery.
  • Exempting healthcare professionals from Wisconsin Act 292 of 1997, restoring the legal requirement for confidentiality between pregnant women and their healthcare professional. (HOD, 0413)