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SAP Guidelines

U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC)

The SAP Guidelines were first published in August 2001. They have been revised several times since 2001:

  • 2006 - Addition of marriage and family therapists to the categories of professionals who can serve in a SAP role
  • 2008 - Addition of Question 7 in Section V, encouraging SAPs to include a depression screen in the assessment tools
  • 2009 - Addition of mandatory direct observation of return-to-duty and follow-up testing, Section I

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