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49 CFR Part 40 - Change in effective date

Posted on Mon, Aug 25, 2008

Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance

Part 40 Federal Register Publications

49 CFR Part 40 - August 25, 2008 The Department is changing the effective date for mandatory direct observation (DO) for follow-up and return-to-duty testing. DO for FU and RTD drug testing will remain an employer's option until November 1, 2008. The Department is also seeking comments [for 30 days] about whether DO for FU and RTD testing should be mandatory.

The rest of the June 25, 2008, final rule goes into effect on August 25, 2008, as scheduled - including the new DO procedures which require observers to check for prosthetic and other devices when specimen collections are observed.

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