Drug testing involves the collection of a urine sample, given at our office. The collection will then be sent to a third part laboratory to be observed or non-observed depending on the test performed.
DOT testing will screen for the following classes of drugs: marijuana, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine - PCP.
Samples are screened at time of collection to ensure no temperature change or tampering has occurred.
As part of the federal, state and employer qualification requirements, breath alcohol testing (BAT) is performed using a calibrated measurement device, approved by the Department of Transportation. The test measures the sample of breath by analyzing BAC levels as the patient breathes into the device.
What you can expect for drug and alcohol testing:
North Market Chiropractic Clinic offers convenient, affordable, and comfortable for our donor, drug & alcohol testing. We take measures to ensure the collection process is safe, reliable, and protects our patient's privacy.
- 49 CFR 382.603 is the applicable regulation requiring supervisors of commercial motor vehicle drivers who operate vehicles that require a commercial driver license to take 60 minutes of training on the symptoms of alcohol abuse and another 60 minutes of training on the symptoms of controlled substances use (120 minutes in total). The purpose of this training is to teach supervisors to identify circumstances and indicators that may create reasonable suspicion that a driver is using or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, supporting referral of an employee for testing.
- Owner-operators are not subject to DOT supervisor training. However, you are still required to register with a consortium for DOT drug and alcohol testing.
- If you operate vehicles that require a CDL on the public roads and you have more than one employee in the company, you are required to get DOT Supervisor Training. To verify if you are subject to the drug and alcohol regulations, please visit http://www.dot.gov/odapc/am-i-covered
- Employers need to ensure that the required content is made available to all persons designated to supervise drivers. Information can be found at /regulations/drug-alcohol-testing/what-are-my-employee-and-supervisor-training-responsibilities
Below are resources on how your employees can be qualified to supervise CDL trained drivers:
- The Federal Transit Administration provides a reasonable suspicion training video at http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov/DrugAndAlcohol/Tools/ReasonableSuspicion.aspx
- For more information on drug and alcohol regulations /regulations/drug-alcohol-testing/overview-drug-and-alcohol-rules