It is an essential part of any drug and Alcohol testing policy that there should be a review procedure in place that can be accessed in the case of any doubt surrounding the outcome of drug test (this includes a positive Alcohol test also)
A Medical Review Officer (MRO) provides independent and expert scrutiny of positive results under medical confidentiality. In the case of a positive laboratory result, the MRO must determine whether this indicates the use of drugs in contravention of a company’s rules, or whether there may be a legitimate explanation.
The medical review process protects individuals from wrongful accusations when legitimate medications cause a positive result, for example, because they contain over-the-counter opiates.
Not only are wrongful accusations distressing for the individual but can also lead to legal action against the employer along with adverse publicity.
Screen4 can provide an impartial independent review of each case and provide clarity when its needed. We utilise a panel of accredited MRO professionals that can meet your industry specific requirements.
If you would like to find out more on our Medical Review service please contact us.