DOT HIPAA statement provides details on driver drug and alcohol testing

Document outlines requirements on obtaining employee authorization for disclosure of information

Posted June 24, 2016

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is reminding employers and service agents of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) statement available on its website. The statement offers details on the regulation titled, Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs.

Specifically, the regulation (49 CFR, part 40) provides the requirements for when and how to obtain written employee authorization to disclose drug and alcohol testing information.

The entire HIPPA statement can viewed on the DOT website.


Alcohol & Drugs DOT Compliance ManualJ. J. Keller's Alcohol & Drugs DOT Compliance Manual can help you understand and comply with DOT's Alcohol & Drug Testing requirements, including 49 CFR Parts 382 and 40.


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