Clearinghouse Information Update

As we get closer to the implementation date (01/06/2020)  for the Clearinghouse, many organizations and the FMCSA itself will continue to provide updated information.

The National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) remains at the forefront of providing valuable information.  Three exclusive regional events will be held in September and November providing great first-hand information on the Clearinghouse.  These will be held in Des Moines, Iowa on September 10th, Phoenix, Arizona on November 6th, and Orlando, Florida on November 13th.  Detailed information for each of these Clearinghouse workshops will be announced in the coming weeks including locations and times. Check back here on our Clearinghouse Services Blog.

Patrice Kelly, Director of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will present at each of these workshops.  Ms. Kelly will provide critical updates and help attendees gain an understanding of the ‘big picture” of the DOT drug testing program.

Serving ODAPC since 2007, Patrice became the ODAPC Director in late 2017. Prior to that, she served as the Deputy Director, Acting Director of ODAPC and as the Deputy Division Manager of the FAA’s Drug Abatement Division, as the Senior Attorney for Aerospace Medical Issues, and as an FAA attorney.  Patrice will share great insight on the DOT  drug & alcohol testing program and the upcoming Clearinghouse. 

Attendees at these workshops will also learn and gain additional information regarding the current status of the Clearinghouse program provided by an FMCSA representative; how it works, why it matters and how it applies to the various stakeholders involved in DOT drug & alcohol testing.  Additionality there will be discussions of horizon issues that will affect safety-sensitive employees and workplace drug & alcohol programs. Watch for the detailed registration information so you can learn more firsthand about the FMCSA Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.  FMCSA maintains a comprehensive web site regarding the program.  A big shout out and thanks to The National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) for organizing these Clearinghouse educational workshops.