Reminder: Time's Up for Old Drug Testing Form

September 21, 2023

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If you're not a client of J. J. Keller's Drug & Alcohol Program Management Service, make sure your drug testing provider is using the latest version of the Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF).

September 1, 2023, was the deadline for using the new form in place of the 2017 version. Among other changes, the newer CCF (issued in 2021) includes the option to test oral fluid in place of urine (see Step 2 on the form). (Note, however, that oral-fluid testing is not yet available because no labs have been approved to test oral fluids.)

What happens if the old form is used? Using the 2017 version of the CCF won’t mean the test needs to be canceled, but it will require special documentation. Whoever first becomes aware that an old CCF was used (whether it’s the collector, lab, medical review officer, or motor carrier) must create and sign a “memorandum for the record” that:

  • States that the incorrect form contains all the information needed for a valid DOT drug test;
  • States that the incorrect form was used inadvertently or as the only means of conducting a test, in circumstances beyond your control; and
  • Lists the steps you’ve taken to prevent future use of an expired CCF.

The memo must be faxed or couriered to each party that has a copy of the CCF on the same business day on which the problem came to light. The memo must be kept with the CCF, and the CCF must be marked on its face to make it obvious that the flaw was corrected.

J. J. Keller goes beyond the alcohol or drug test to give you a deeper level of service and risk protection. Learn more about our Drug & Alcohol Program Management Service today!