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SAP Return to Duty


This service is for safety sensitive employees that are governed by The Department of Transportation as outlined in 49 CFR Part 40, Subpart 0. (FMCSA, FAA, FRA, USCG, PHMSA, FTA) The return to duty process is required for employees who have a drug violation or a refusal to test. The program includes working with a DOT Qualified Substance Abuse Professional. The SAP will:

  1. Conduct a thorough face-to-face assessment.

  2. Recommend a required plan of treatment and/or education.

  3. Send a report to you and/or your employer about that recommendation.

  4. Monitor your progress through that plan.

  5. Conduct a face-to-face follow-up evaluation, to verify that you completed the recommendation and that it was successful.

  • If the SAP determines the treatment was successful, the SAP will send a report of compliance to your employer. Your employer (or a future employer) can then order a return-to-duty test, which must be negative. (The specimen collection will be observed).

  • If your return-to-duty test is positive, you will have a new violation. You will be required to start over with another assessment, and another recommendation for treatment. If SAP determines that you didn’t cooperate with the treatment plan, or that you didn’t participate appropriately, the SAP will send a report of non-compliance to your employer, and you will have to continue with the program. If you return to work, you will be subject to follow-up testing. (It is at the discretion of the employer to return you to work, not the SAP.)

  • The SAP must set up a follow-up testing plan of no fewer than 6 unannounced tests, over at least 12 months. However, the SAP could require any number of tests, over 60 months. The specimen collection will be observed.

$ 490.00
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