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Details for Service Forensic Tests for Alcohol
Service Name Forensic Tests for Alcohol Program Name Regulation
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure that children and/or adults are protected from harm through enforcing and communicating uniform regulatory standards for multiple health and related facilities and professions.
Division Division of Public Health
Service Description
 Forensic Tests for Alcohol works to reduce deaths, injuries and public health care costs related to impaired driving on North Carolina roads. Staff members carry out these activities:

- Conduct alcohol and drug training for law enforcement officers to improve their ability to catch DWI drivers

- Provide expert testimony on the effects of alcohol and drugs on humans

- Conduct DWI checkpoints to deter impaired driving

- Work with high schools, colleges, universities and public health communities to educate young drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving

- Buy and maintain the more than 400 breath alcohol test instruments for testing impaired drivers

- Service and repair the 5,000 portable alcohol screening devices used by law enforcement

- Operate six Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Units used at DWI checkpoints

- Provide administrative support to the Division of Motor Vehicles Driver's License Section, and Driver's Medical Review Board Physicians


This service benefits everyone traveling on North Carolina roads.

Web Site http://www.ncpublichealth.com/chronicdiseaseandinjury/fta/ Year First Initiated 1962
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
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Income Eligibility Change
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Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
14 18
18 99
21 80

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute N.C.G.S. 20-16.2, N.C.G.S. 139.1

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0