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New federal drug testing form approved by OMB

Employers may continue to use the prior version for another year

Posted August 24, 2020

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently approved changes to the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF), which is used to document drug testing performed under 49 CFR Part 40.

Part 40 procedures are required of tests performed by agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), including the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The form, a Health and Human Services document, is referenced in §40.45 as the sole means of recording DOT drug collections.

Employers and service providers have been given a year to prepare for the change. The prior version of the form may be used through August 30, 2021.

Notable changes to the CCF include:

  • Additional spaces to allow collectors to record a driver’s CDL number and state. FMCSA testing rules require the entry of the driver’s license as the employee ID number in Step1 of the CCF. The CDL information is needed to report results to the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.
  • New fields to allow for saliva testing in addition to urine. Note: Saliva-based drug testing is not allowed for DOT testing until the department updates its testing procedures in Part 40.
  • Removal of the instructions from the back of the form. The instructions will be made available on a government website instead.

This article was written by Kathy Close of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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