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Substance Abuse Professional Assessments (SAP)

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A non-DOT Level 3 assessment is restricted to organizations with a confidential medical department overseen by a physician. The assessment begins with an enhanced professional SAP assessment utilizing two or three standardized substance abuse screening tools—Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory 3 (SASSI-3) and Brief Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (Brief MAST) and/or Drug Abuse Screening Test-10 (DAST-10). An enhanced report is then sent to the Designated Employer Representative with detailed assessment reporting and treatment recommendations. A 3 page supplementary report for an organization’s confidential records/medical department is also provided. Following these reports, ongoing client tracking is provided to ensure compliance and an in-person follow-up assessment is carried out. An enhanced confidential final report is then provided, reporting on compliance with treatment recommendations and offering detailed relapse prevention strategies and recommendations for employee accommodation upon return to work.

A non-DOT Level 2 assessment begins with an enhanced professional SAP assessment utilizing two or three standardized substance abuse screening tools—Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory 3 (SASSI-3) and Brief Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (Brief MAST) and/or Drug Abuse Screening Test-10 (DAST-10). An enhanced report is then sent to the Designated Employer Representative with detailed assessment reporting and treatment recommendations. Following this initial report, ongoing client tracking is provided to ensure compliance and an in-person follow-up assessment is carried out. An enhanced final report is then sent to the Designated Employer Representative reporting on compliance with treatment recommendations and providing detailed relapse prevention strategies.

A non-DOT Level 1 assessment begins with a professional SAP assessment utilizing at least one standardized substance abuse screening tool—Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory 3 (SASSI-3). A standard report is then sent to the Designated Employer Representative with treatment recommendations. Following this initial report, a tracking call is made to treatment providers to ensure compliance and an in-person follow-up assessment is carried out. A final report is then sent to the Designated Employer Representative reporting on compliance with treatment recommendations and providing further recommendations for aftercare and monitoring where appropriate.

A DOT Assessment is carried out in accordance with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), and must be administered by a certified SAP counselor. A DOT assessment includes a standard assessment, standard report with recommendations, and a follow-up meeting. It is typically carried out subsequently to a violation of the organization’s drug and alcohol policy.

A DOT assessment begins with a professional SAP assessment utilizing at least one standardized substance abuse screening tool—Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory 3 (SASSI-3). A standard report is then sent to the Designated Employer Representative with treatment recommendations. Following this initial report, a tracking call is made to treatment providers to ensure compliance and an in-person follow-up assessment is carried out. A final report is then sent to the Designated Employer Representative reporting on compliance with treatment recommendations and providing further recommendations for aftercare and monitoring where appropriate.

Non-DOT Assessments

A non-DOT SAP Assessment is provided to non-DOT organizations whose employees are responsible for safety sensitive duties. It is often provided for clients working in the healthcare, manufacturing, and trades industries and in other non-transportation sectors. It is typically carried out subsequently to a violation of the organization’s drug and alcohol policy.


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