American Medical Review Officer provides a comprehensive suite of medical review officer services for individuals and companies alike. These MRO services include the receiving, reviewing, reporting and analysis of random drug testing procedures by our certified and experienced Medical Review Officer, Dr. Donald S. Freedman, M.D.
The following is a listing of our medical review officer’s specific services and responsibilities as required by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) SAMHSA Guidelines and Department of Transportation Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug Testing as detailed in 49 CFR Part 40, as well as the AHCA guidelines, which govern FLORIDA DrugFree Workplace Drug Testing:
- Receive all drug test results from a NIDA and/or AHCA certified laboratory.
- Request, if needed, a quantitative description of test results, when allowable.
- Receive and review copy of the original “Chain of Custody” document to determine if there are any fatal or correctable errors that may require cancellation of a test.
- Review and interpret confirmed positive drug test results.
- Conduct a medical interview with the donor for any confirmed positive, adulterated, substituted, or invalid test result.
- Review the donor’s relevant medical history, if necessary.
- Consult with laboratory officials or other drug abuse experts, as necessary.
- Reject urinalysis results that do not comply with federal or state guidelines.
- Determine whether a result is consistent with legal drug use or if said drug use may compromise safety.
- Prior to verifying a positive test result for opiates, follow steps outlined in 49 CFR Part 40.
- Notify donor who has a verified positive result that he/she has seventy-two (72) hours in which to request a test of the split specimen at another SAMHSA certified laboratory.
- Forward verified positive test results to the Designated Employer Representative (DER) for federal tests, and other designated employer rep for all other tests.
- May be called on to testify via teleconference or in court or other grievance proceedings regarding verified positive findings.
- Shall comply with all MRO requirements as specified in the DOT Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, 49 CFR Part 40, as well as the Florida Drug Free Workplace statues, and all other state statutes.
If you have any questions regarding our medical review officer services (MRO services) or would like to obtain more information about our company, American Medical Review Officer, please do not hesitate tocontact us at 904-332-0472 or toll free at 1-800-550-9640. Or you may send an email to one of our associates for more information. We look forward to serving you!