Datia

Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association
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Accredited Collection Facility (ACF) Program Application

Collection Facility Information (One application per physical facility)

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Note: DATIA Membership is not required for participation in this program.


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Please read the Accreditation Program Conditions and Rules.

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Accreditation Requirements

ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS
(Directions: please provide initials on each line)


A. GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

1. All urine collections shall be performed following Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) “Mandatory Guidelines for Workplace Drug Testing Programs”. Facility must maintain a current copy of this DHHS/SAMHSA regulation at all times.


2. All Department of Transportation related urine collections shall be performed in full compliance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 40, and the transportation mode (FAA, PHMSA, USCG, FMCSA, FRA, FTA) in which the facility’s client operates. Facility must maintain a current copy of the Department of Transportation 49 CFR part 40 regulations at all times, and a copy of the DOT regulations for the transportation modes they serve.


B. QUALITY SERVICE STANDARDS

3. Capability of providing observed collections, when required to do so by the DOT regulations


4. All 24 hour facilities must have DOT/NHTSA Evidential Breath Test machine with printer for confirmation of any alcohol result > .02.


5. Company must maintain Professional Liability insurance coverage of $500,000 or greater.


C. QUALITY CONTROL PROGRAM

6. Maintenance of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for collection of all specimens.


7. SOP must contain the following elements (please check each one):


Protocol for orientation of collection personnel


Procedures for safety and security


Guidelines for supervisory management


Procedures for preparing specimen for transport


Procedures for scheduling donors


Procedures for dealing with shy bladder


Procedures for dealing with refusals to test


Procedures for after hour collections


Procedures for checking donor identification


Procedures for shipping


Procedures for dealing with unusual situations


Procedures for review and correction of mistakes


Procedures for dealing with tampering


8. Written internal drug testing policy for collection facility, meeting guidelines in compliance with federal, state and local laws.


D. PERSONNEL TRAINING

9. Each collector employed by the facility has been trained by a facility employee who has received the Certified Professional Collector Trainer designation by DATIA, and passed the DATIA Collector Certification Exam. See rules and conditions on pages one and two for full information on this requirement.


10. All collection personnel must renew either their Certified Professional Collector Trainer or Certified Professional Collector designations prior to its expiration.


E. PERSONNEL

11. Pre-employment drug testing performed on all collection personnel hired after Accreditation


12. Personnel records, including continuing education documentation, kept on all collection personnel.


F. SPECIMEN HANDLING QUALITY CONTROL

13. Specimens remain under control of collector until stored in a secured place.


14. Specimens stored in a secured area prior to shipping.


15. Blue dye in toilet tank reservoir (or bowl for main line fed toilets) when collecting.


G. COLLECTION PROCEDURE

16. Positive identification required from all donors.


17. Quality Control Checklist completed and signed by collector when applicable.


18. Procedure to promptly forward chain of custody forms to MRO, laboratory and employer.


H. FORMS AND RECORDS

19. Files containing client drug testing information kept in a secured area.


20. All records pertaining to collections kept for a minimum of 6 months or as required by regulations. The information in these files should be secure at all times but easily accessible.


I. FACILITY EQUIPMENT AND APPEARANCE

21. Secure place for storage of donor’s purse, bulky clothing and similar items.


22. Sufficient privacy provided for donor.


23. Fluids available upon individual request.


24. Hand washing capability.


25. Working area large enough to hold both specimen and required documentation.


26. Unobstructed view for donor to witness specimen handling proceedings.


27. Specimen storage area separate from collection areas.


J. OPERATIONAL PRACTICES AND BUSINESS ETHICS

28. Collection facility shall conduct business practices in full compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including local business licensing laws, occupational licenses, and other permits as required by state and local authorities.


29. Collection facility shall not use deceptive or misleading statements, advertising, or representations, relating to services provided or fees.


30. Collection facility shall endeavor to communicate fees prior to commencing tests.


31. Collection facility shall conduct all business dealings with members of the public in a fair, consistent, professional, and ethical manner.



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I attest that I and my company continue to adhere to the standards of the ACF program, and that I continue to uphold the highest standards in administration of my clients' drug and alcohol testing programs.