The following chart outlines the annual minimum drug and alcohol random testing rates established within DOT Agencies and the USCG for 2013.
DOT OFFICE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY AND COMPLIANCE NOTICE
Posted in the Federal Register on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 is a Department of Transportation Final Rule:
Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs:
Late last week, as part of the larger Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act, the Senate approved a bill to combat the use and abuse of synthetic drugs. The bill is now awaiting the President's signature. Reports indicate that DEA officials have anonymously complained that the bill does not cover all of the stimulants that it thought it should.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a final order yesterday, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 to extend the temporary scheduling of the five synthetic cannabinoids into Schedule 1 drugs of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA):
We wish to clarify an issue brought recently to our attention regarding Medical Review Officers (MROs) contacting employees’ treating physicians. For a number of years, we have emphasized that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules do not apply to MROs carrying out their verification process duties under 49 CFR Part 40. That position still holds: MROs do not need and must not attempt to obtain an employee’s permission in order to confer with prescribing physicians.
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently marked the 20th anniversary of the statutory authority to conduct drug and alcohol testing for workers entrusted with the safe operation of our nation’s transportation system. The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act, signed into law on Oct.