Effective January 01,2018 DOT drug testing policy has changed, and January 15,2018 the company policy has changed in reference to taking prescription pain medication.
If you are required to take a drug test under random program for safety sensitive areas, if you test positive you may be contacted by a Medical Review Officer (MRO), you need to be aware of incoming phone calls.
If the MRO can’t reach you within five days you will be consider a confirmed positive and given an opportunity to sign a “Return to Work ” agreement stipulating the conditions for continued employment.
If you make contact with MRO via phone , you will be required to provide documentation of a valid prescription and with in five days you will have to contact the prescribing physician and have him/her contact the MRO and state that you can work while taking medication in a safety sensitive work area if fail to comply then you given the opportunity to sign a Return to Work agreement , this letter confirms the understanding and agreement to remain compliant with all EAP/SAP treatments recommendations.
Corrective action up to and including termination , may result when the provision detailed are violated.
REF : DOT 40.135 , Jetnet under Resources-Policies-Drug & Alcohol