Archive for November, 2011

A Reminder to Collectors about Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF) Copies

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

From the DOT:

We want to reiterate that it is very important for collectors to send Copy 2 of the CCF to Medical Review Officers (MROs) in an expedient, legible manner. According to 49 CFR Part 40 [see 40.127 & 40.129], an MRO cannot report negative and non-negative verified drug test results to employers without first having Copy 2 of the CCF, a legible copy of it, or any other CCF copy containing the employee’s signature. And, if collectors fax CCFs to MROs, those faxes must be legible.
Also, collectors must provide legible copies of CCFs to MROs and DERs within 24 hours of the collection or during the next business day; and collectors must keep Copy 3 of the CCF for at least 30 days [see 40.73].
Thanks collectors! We appreciate your spotlight on this important matter.

Jim L. Swart
Office of Drug and Alcohol
Policy and Compliance
U.S. Department of Transportation