115. Alcohol and Alcoholism

115.997 Blood Alcohol Content Infraction


The Colorado Medical Society (CMS) advocates for the retention of the 0.05% BAC Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) infraction. The CMS opposes plea-bargaining from an alcohol and/or drug related offense to a non-alcohol and/or non-drug related offense.
(RES-13, AM 2003; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)


115.998 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Blood Alcohol Level


The Colorado Medical Society supports the definition of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) blood alcohol level as 0.08% or less.
(RES-5, IM 1998; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)


115.999 Age Requirement for Purchase of Non-Alcoholic Beer


The Colorado Medical Society (CMS) supports accurate and appropriate labeling disclosing the alcohol content of all beverages including so-called “non-alcoholic” beer and of other substances as well, including over-the-counter and prescription medications with removal of “non-alcoholic” from the label of any substance containing any alcohol. The CMS supports efforts to educate the public and consumers relating to the alcohol content of so-called “non-alcoholic” beverages and other substances, including medications, especially as related to consumption by minors.
(RES-22, IM 1992; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)