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Substance Abuse Professional Duties
Initial Assessment Planning
Identify the type of test or rule the employee has failed or violated.
Identify who made the referral to the SAP.
Gather any necessary releases.
Create a reference file for the client.
Review the client's benefits.
Review company policies and collective bargaining agreements.
Explain to the client your role as a SAP as defined by the DOT regulations and the employer's substance abuse policy.
Make a subjective review of the client's physical appearance and demeanor.
Take a psychological and social history of the client.
Review client's work history.
Administer a standardized formal assessment tool.
Determine the level of care placement according to ASAM criteria.
Review the client's health care benefits and financial resources that are available to pay for treatment.
Recommend a level of care and the most appropriate education and/or treatment resource.
Obtain employee signature on release forms.
Report to employer and other designated individuals.
Assess level of participation and completion of treatment.
Decide on follow-up monitoring support.
Explain the RTD agreement.
Recommend a follow-up testing program.
Submit a report to the employer.
Monitoring after Return-to-Duty
Monitor ongoing participation in post treatment care.
Monitor the RTD testing program.
If there is a DOT or RTD agreement violation, send notification to the employer.
*The Department of Transportation Guidelines differ between each operational area.