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Missouri SATOP Assessment Screening Recommendation | Referral to a SATOP Program Level

The Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP) who interprets the DIR-II report and conducts the individualized interview of the driver makes a professional judgment, taking into account the criteria established by the Department, as to what level of SATOP is most appropriate; either education, intervention, or rehabilitation.

The QSAP then recommends the driver attend an appropriate SATOP program level and refers the driver that level of SATOP. The driver then must attend and successfully complete the recommended SATOP program.

The factors a QSAP is to take into account when evaluating a driver and making a SATOP program level recommendation include, but are not limited to, the following:

# The DIR-II test results;
# The driver’s BAC at the time of the arrest;
# The QSAP’s interpretation of the individualized interview;
# The driver’s prior alcohol or drug treatment history;
# The existence, nature and extent of the driver’s social, personal, and/or legal problems;
# The driver’s physical appearance at the time of the interview.