FMCSA Releases Proposed Rule for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

In 2015, 4,067 people were killed in large truck crashes in the United States

FMCSA Releases Proposed Rule for Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse

New Rule Will create a central database for verified positive drug and alcohol test results of CDL holders and refusals by drivers to submit to testing.

FMCSA3“FMCSA proposes to establish the Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse), a database under the Agency’s administration that will contain controlled substances (drug) and alcohol test result information for the holders of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs). The proposed rule would require FMCSA-regulated motor carrier employers, Medical Review Officers (MROs), Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs), and consortia/third party administrators (C/TPAs) supporting U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) testing programs to report verified positive, adulterated, and substituted drug test results, positive alcohol test results, test refusals, negative return-to-duty test results, and information on follow-up testing …”

To read the language of the proposed rule, click here.

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