The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rule, 49 CFR Part 40, describes required procedures for conducting workplace drug and alcohol testing for the federally regulated transportation industry. When an employee has violated a DOT drug and alcohol regulation, they must be immediately removed from safety-sensitive duties and cannot again perform them for any employer until they complete a DOT defined Return-To-Duty process. The first step in this process is an evaluation by a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).

There are strict DOT requirements that must be met in order for an individual to perform SAP services. These cover four areas: credentials, knowledge, training and examination. Evaluations performed by a non-qualified SAP will not be accepted by the DOT and will delay your employee’s return to performing safety-sensitive duties. In addition, stiff fines may be imposed on an employer who uses a non-qualified SAP in the Return-To-Duty process.

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Return-To-Duty Process includes:*

·        Initial SAP Evaluation
Consists of face-to-face clinical interview, use of one or more standardized substance abuse assessment tools, consultation with Medical Review Officer if appropriate, recommendations for treatment and/or education, and a written initial report to the Designated Employer Representative.

·        Referral Facilitation to Treatment or Education Provider

·        Follow Up Consultation with Treatment or Education Provider 
regarding Employee Compliance and Progress

·        Follow-Up Compliance Evaluation
Consists of face-to-face interview with employee. May include standardized assessment tool(s).

·        Compliance Report to Employer

·        Follow-Up Testing Schedule to Employer

“When you need a S.A.P. you can trust…”


Cynthia Fravel, LPC, CAC II, NCAC I
Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
Phone: (970) 495-4852 (Confidential Line)
Fax:      (970) 204-7881 (Confidential Line)


*All services provided in compliance with 49 CFR Part 40 of the Department of Transportation Regulations.


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Cynthia Fravel, LPC, CAC II, NCAC I    
Phone: (970) 495-4852    Fax: (970) 204-7881