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References

1. Fact Sheet. George Washington University Medical Center: Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems web site.

2. Fact Sheet. George Washington University Medical Center: Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems web site. The states with alcohol exclusion laws are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming plus the District of Columbia. Those states whose laws permit insurance companies to refuse honoring claims in which alcohol has been consumed are Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Utah, and Wisconsin.

3. Fact Sheet. George Washington University Medical Center: Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems web site.

4. Fact Sheet. George Washington University Medical Center: Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems web site.

5. Sample Testimony. George Washington University Medical Center: Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems web site.

Readings

American Medical Association Advocacy Resource Center. “Supporting Repeal of the Uniform Accident and Sickness Policy Provision Law” (August 2004).

Biffl WL, Schiffman JD, Harrington DT, et al (2000), Legal prosecution of alcohol-impaired drivers admitted to a level I trauma center in Rhode Island. J Trauma. 56: 24-29.

Cimons, Marlene, Challenging a Hidden Obstacle to Alcohol Treatment. Washington, DC: Ensuring Solutions to Alcohol Problems; 2004.

Gentilello, L.M., et al. “Alcohol Interventions in a Trauma Center as a Means of Reducing the Risk of Injury Recurrence.” 230(4) Annals of Surgery 473 (1999).

Gentilello, L.M., et al. “Alcohol Interventions for Trauma Patients Treated in Emergency Departments and Hospitals: A Cost Benefit Analysis.” 241(4) Annals of Surgery (2005).

Rivara, Frederick P., et al. “Screening Trauma Patients for Alcohol Problems: Are Insurance Companies Barriers?” 48 J. Trauma, Injury, Infection and Critical Care 115 (2000).

Runge, Jeffrey W. “Screening and Intervention for Alcohol Problems in the Emergency Department: Ideal Versus Reality.” Alcohol Problems Among Emergency Department Patients: Proceedings of a Research Conference on Identification and Intervention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2001).

Teitelbaum, J, et al (Nov – Dec 2004) State laws permitting intoxication exclusions in insurance contracts: implications for public health policy and practice. 119 Public Health Reports 585.

 

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