Do SAP assessments need to be done in person or can they be done over the phone?

As a SAP, you are charged with: making a face-to-face clinical assessment and evaluation to determine what assistance is needed by the employee to resolve problems associated with alcohol and/or drug use. Referring the employee to an appropriate education and/or treatment program. Conducting a face-to-face follow-up evaluation to determine if the employee has actively participated in the education and/or treatment program and has demonstrated successful compliance with the initial assessment and evaluation recommendations. (49 CFR Part 40.291)

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