DOT and Non-DOT SAP Evaluations
WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING SAP EVALUATIONS IN ALL WA & TX COUNTIES
Dr. Wilson is a Board Certified Therapist, Nationally Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, and a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP) who works with various companies regulated by the transportation industry (United States Department of Transportation-USDOT). She administers 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).
If you were removed from safety-sensitive-duties, you cannot resume duties until you have successfully completed the counseling, treatment and any follow-up evaluations recommended by the QSAP. These employees are required to be evaluated by a QSAP even if he/she is terminated. In order to complete this evaluation, it is understood, the evaluator will contact any and all parties who have information regarding the employee and the violation in question. This includes the employers Designated Employer Representative (DER), the Medical Review Officer (MRO) to complete the initial evaluation and consultation, Employer Risk Management and Employee Assistant Program representatives (EAPs) to complete the SAP process. A SAP is an advocate for neither the employer or employee. The SAP’s role is to protect the public interest in safety by professionally evaluating the employee and making appropriate recommendations related to any education, treatment, follow-up tests and aftercare.
The SAP Process is a Multi-Step Process
The QSAP process involves several steps including an initial and follow-up evaluation, treatment plans, level of care and referral recommendations, case management, compliance interviews, monitoring, a follow-up evaluation, consultation with medical review officers (MRO), and communication with the Designated Employer Representative (DER) as needed. Any required paperwork will also be completed in a timely manner.
What Does the SAP Process Involve?
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.
Evaluations are scheduled within 24-48 hours and all funds are due prior to your visit. Online/Remote evaluation services are available anywhere in the United States. Please call 832-685-6518 to discuss your situation and schedule your SAP Evaluation Today.
Please give us a call to discuss the fees for your initial SAP evaluation which are payable prior to your first visit. Unfortunately, we are not offering payment plans at this time. However, we accept all credit cards and cash.
Non-DOT SAP Evaluations
A significant number of companies maintain a drug-free workplace program for employees who are not subject to DOT regulations. Dr. Wilson provides evaluations, monitoring, follow-up, and recommendations to employees who may seek a SAP Evaluation to fulfill state Department of Motor Vehicles and court requirements for DUI/DWI violations or those who are complying with the drug-free workplace programs of companies whose employees are not subject to DOT regulations. If a non-DOT employee test positive on a random drug screen, the program objective is the same as the SAP program; to assure the safety of the workplace and to provide support to the impaired employee permitting him/her to return to normal duties in a purposeful manner.
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
Geographic Areas Served
Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA• Kirkland, WA, • Redmond, WA, •Bellevue, WA, • Bothell, WA, • Houston, TX • Sugarland, TX & Pearland, TX areas •