Changes in effect for DOT drug screening


The DOT medical certification process has undergone changes over the years, leading to delays and even disqualification in cases where firms have been unaware of the requirements. Mayo Clinic Health System has developed a list of medical information that’s required when drivers appear for their certification or recertification physical. The list is available here.

A recent change is that the DOT began screening for four additional opioids in January of this year in response to the opioid crisis in the country. The substances now included are hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and oxycodone.

Occupational Health specialists are experienced in developing and maintaining compliance programs to keep workers safe and satisfy government requirements. More information can be found here.