SAP Services Now Available to All Companies
Coastline EAP, a leading provider of employee assistance programs, announced it now provides certified Substance Abuse Professionals (SAPs) to organizations to comply with DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations.
A Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. An SAP advocates for neither the employer nor the employee. The primary function is to protect the public interest in safety by professionally evaluating the employee and recommending appropriate education and/or treatment, follow-up tests, and aftercare. SAP services are provided in accordance with the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.
Through Coastline EAP, specific SAP services include a face-to-face clinical assessment resulting in the development of an appropriate treatment plan; referral to an appropriate treatment program if indicated by the assessment; monitoring of the employee’s compliance with all aspects of the treatment plan; follow-up evaluation prior to return to safety-sensitive functions; recommendation of a follow-up testing plan for the employer; summary report to the employer; maintenance of records from SAP services for a period of 5 years.
All providers of SAP services for Coastline EAP possess the necessary qualifications to meet DOT rule requirements, including:
· The SAP must be a licensed physician, a licensed or certified psychologist, a licensed or certified social worker, licensed or certified employee assistance professional, or have the following certifications: NAADAC, ICRC and/or NBCC
· The SAP must have knowledge of and clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of substance-abuse related disorders.
· The SAP must be certified by DOT as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP).
· Coastline EAP will be available to provide training to employees and supervisors to help educate them about DOT regulations and procedures.