DOT and Non-DOT SAP Evaluations

Dr. Wilson is 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, 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).

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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: Assessments and treatment plan, 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?

  1. An employee or potential employee fails or refuses to test

  2. He or She is suspended from safety sensitive job

  3. There’s a 72-Hour response time

  4. The employee’s information is entered into the DOT regulated process

  5. The employee will consult a Medical Review Officer (MRO) medical professional for evaluation

  6. The employee completes the SAP Evaluation with a QSAP.

  7. After the evaluation, SAP develops a recommended course of treatment

  8. Reports are written and submitted

  9. The employee is encouraged to complete the program developed by SAP

  10. Once treatment is completed, the employee attends final evaluation by SAP

  11. Employee returns to employer with completed program and is subject to follow up stipulations regarding care and continued drug/alcohol testing.

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The current cost for this is $500.00. It is payable at the first visit. We do not offer payment plans. We accept 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

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Geographic Areas Served

Houston, TX • Sugarland, TX  • Freeport, TX.  •  Bay City, TX.  •  Lake Jackson, TX.  • Texas City, TX  Pasadena, TX • Galveston, TX. •  Angleton, TX.