Home >

Click to View Complete Element Definition

Emergency Department Information




     Use of alcohol by the patient. 


Additional Information

  • Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) may be documented at any facility (or setting) treating this patient event.
  • “Trace levels” is defined as any alcohol level below the legal limit, but not zero.
  • “Beyond legal limit” is defined as a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit for the state in which the treating institution is located. Above any legal limit, DUI, DWI or DWAI, would apply here.
  • If alcohol use is suspected, but not confirmed by test, record null value “Not Known/Not Recorded”.



Frequently Asked Questions...


A Question?

Answer Explanation