Federal drug testing forms are expiring and what you need to know

Now is the time to check your Custody and Control Forms (CCF) because the ‘old’ CCF will officially expire on June 30, 2018. (The ‘old’ form refers to the 2014 Federal CCF.) If the ‘old’ CCF is used after the expiration date, the drug testing process will take additional time because a memorandum for the record must be completed by the laboratory according to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.

In 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services revised the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs. One of the changes that came from the Office of Management and Budget was the approval of a revised Federal CCF effective January 1, 2018. This newly required form mirrors the new drug testing changes.

The revised CCF includes the following changes:

  • In step 1D:
    • Removal of the checkbox, the letters “DOT” and hash line in front of the text “Specify DOT Agency”
  • In step 5A:
    • Addition of four new analytes: oxycodone (OXYC), oxymorphone (OXYM), hydrocodone (HYC), and hydromorphone (HYM)
    • Removal of the analyte methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA)

The overlap between using old paper forms and new forms can be avoided entirely by using electronic Custody and Control Forms (eCCF). We encourage you to Go Green and switch to eCCF for both federal and non-federal drug testing today.

Implementing eCCF for Federal and non-Federal drug testing is easy to implement and has some clear benefits:

  • Fewer data-entry and legibility issues
  • Reduced collection site flaws
  • Faster drug test collections
  • Streamlined delivery of eCCF copies to employers and Medical Review Officers
  • Accurate eCCF data replaces outdated account and MRO demographics
  • Less paperwork to manage
  • Improved overall efficiency

Have more questions about using eCCF? Take a look at our comprehensive list of resources available to help you go green and avoid the hassles related to expired forms.

Read a reminder from the DOT about expiring federal forms published on May 9, 2018.

If you have any questions about eCCF, visit EmployerSolutions.com/eCCF, call 1.866.912.1707.