DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40 Section 40.285
Subpart O - Substance Abuse Professionals and the Return-to-Duty Process
§ 40.285 When is a SAP evaluation required?
(a) As an employee, when you have violated DOT drug and alcohol regulations, you cannot again perform any DOT safety-sensitive duties for any employer until and unless you complete the SAP evaluation, referral, and education/treatment process set forth in this subpart and in applicable DOT agency regulations. The first step in this process is a SAP evaluation.
(b) For purposes of this subpart, a verified positive DOT drug test result, a DOT alcohol test with a result indicating an alcohol concentration of 0.04 or greater, a refusal to test (including by adulterating or substituting a specimen) or any other violation of the prohibition on the use of alcohol or drugs under a DOT agency regulation constitutes a DOT drug and alcohol regulation violation.
[65 FR 79526, Dec. 19, 2000, as amended at 88 FR 27650, May 2, 2023]
Last updated: Tuesday, June 13, 2023