Federal Bill H. R. 6. the “Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act” or the “Support for Patients and Communities Act” was signed into law on Wednesday October the 24th 2018 by President Trump. A copy of the bill can be found at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-115hr6enr/pdf/BILLS-115hr6enr.pdf.
SEC. 8103. Titled "DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING DATABASE" required the DOT to 1) establish and make publicly available on its website a database of the drug and alcohol testing data reported by employers for each mode of transportation; and (2) update the database annually.
The database shall include each mode of transportation:
(1) the total number of drug and alcohol tests by type of substance tested;
(2) the drug and alcohol test results by type of substance tested;
(3) the reason for the drug or alcohol test, such as preemployment, random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion or cause, return-to-duty, or follow-up, by type of substance tested; and
(4) the number of individuals who refused testing.
COMMERCIALLY SENSITIVE DATA.—The Department of Transportation shall not release any commercially sensitive data or personally identifiable data furnished by an employer under this section unless the data is aggregated or otherwise in a form that does not identify the employer providing the data.
To view the data which is grouped by calendar year, just click on the year of interest and load the Excel Spreadsheet:
(NOTE: If you are unable to download the spreadsheet, check your computer's protection software configuration and/or speak with your system administrator.)
If you have questions about the data, please contact the respective DOT Agency drug and alcohol program manager.