DOT and Non-DOT SAP Evaluations
At WPFS, PLLC we have Board Certified Therapists, Nationally Certified Substance Abuse Counselors, and Qualified Substance Abuse Professionals (QSAPs) who work with various companies regulated by the transportation industry (United States Department of Transportation-USDOT). We administer approved DOT and Non-DOT comprehensive face-to-face and virtual assessments, follow-up evaluations, and case management to correct Drug Policy Violations on Safety Sensitive Jobs regulated by the FTA, FRA, FAA, FMCSA, PHMSA, and USCG. The DOT (49 CFR Part 40) guidelines require that any employee (pilots, flight crews, truck drivers, limousine drivers, mass transit, railroad, U. S. Coast Guard), and many other CDL holders whose position is mandated by DOT rules and test positive for drugs or alcohol on a pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion or post-accident screening test must be referred to a certified (QSAP).
- An employee or potential employee fails or refuses to test
- He or She is suspended from a safety-sensitive job
- There’s a 72-Hour response time
- The employee’s information is entered into the DOT-regulated process
- The employee will consult a Medical Review Officer (MRO) medical professional for evaluation
- The employee completes the SAP Evaluation & clinical assessment with a QSAP to determine the level of assistance needed to resolve the AOD issue.
- The designated Employer Representative (DER) is provided with a follow-up evaluation with a drug and alcohol plan for five years.
- The employee is encouraged to complete the program developed by SAP
- Once treatment is completed, the employee attends a follow-up evaluation by SAP
- Employee returns to the employer with the completed program and is subject to follow-up stipulations regarding care and continued drug/alcohol testing.
On January 6, 2020, a clearinghouse became fully operational, and it is now mandatory for drivers, employers, consortia/third-party administrators (C/TPAs), medical review officers (MROs), and SAPs. Drivers will be able to view their own information and provide consent; employers and their designated C/TPAs will be able to query drivers and record information; and MROs and SAPs will be able to record information, in the Clearinghouse.
For more information about the DOT Drug & Alcohol policy visit https://www.transportation.gov/odapc