The following are terms used to
describe the evaluation process used to determine one's
level of personal involvement with alcohol and or other
drugs. A chemical health
evaluation can be ordered by the court
system, employer/workplace, or
Also an individual may
an assessment out of concern for their
own personal well-being.
Alcohol and Drug Assessments
Chemical Dependency Assessments
Chemical Health Assessments
Chemical Health Evaluations
Substance Abuse Assessments
Chemical Use Assessments
Some people mistakenly use Chemical Use Assessment
as interchangeable with the above terms. In Minnesota,
Use Assessment refers to an
evaluation process using
a Rule 25 Assessment format.
A Rule 25
Assessment is conducted when a
person is seeking chemical dependency treatment and
qualifies for public funding from the
State of Minnesota to pay for
the treatment. The assessment process and decision
criteria are governed by MN Rule 25
(Minnesota Rules, parts 9530.6600 through 9530.6655).
Rule 25 assessors are county employees, or someone
contracted by the State of MN to provide assessment and
treatment services to those in financial need.
More information regarding Chemical Use Assessments (MN
Rule 25 Assessments) can be found on the Hennepin County website.
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