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Return To Duty Process

  1
The employee in violation of the DOT regulations for drug or alcohol testing is removed immediately from safety sensitive duty.

 

  2
The employer is required to provide all employees and applicants in violation with a list of DOT qualified Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs). ASAP is listed as a SAP resource on the DOT website.

 

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The SAP performs a face to face clinical evaluation of the employee and makes recommendations for treatment and/or education, providing documentation to the Designated Employee Representative (DER).

 

  4
The employee complies with the treatment(s) and/or education recommended by the SAP. The SAP then conducts a follow-up evaluation and determines the employee's eligibility to return to safety sensitive duty providing documentation to the DER.

 

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Once the DER receives the SAP's documentation indicating the employee is eligible to return to safety sensitive duty, the employee must test negative on a Return to Duty Drug/Alcohol Screening before returning to duty at the employer's discretion.

 

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The employee is subject to unannounced follow-up testing and a period of 1 to 5 years according to a plan determined by the SAP and provided to the DER.

 

The Employee/Applicant has now completed the SAP Return To Duty process what's next?

The SAP then recommends follow-up testing, aftercare treatment, and/or support group participation. The ASAP Aftercare Compliance & Management Team provides employers with a sense of security that employees are in compliance with SAP follow-up recommendations and are maintaining their progress.

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