Dr. Bridget Smith is a Department of Transportation Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). As a SAP and a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Smith has the unique ability to integrate psychometric test data into the evaluation, thus providing an objective and thorough base to make recommendations concerning education, treatment, continuing care, and follow-up testing for the employee.
If a DOT-covered employee working in a “safety sensitive” position violates drug and alcohol testing requirements per regulations set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (49 CFR Part 40), the employee must complete a SAP evaluation and recommended treatment and/or education before returning to duty. SAP services are provided to employees of the DOT:
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
- Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
- United States Coast Guard (USCG)
The SAP Evaluations includes:
- A face-to-face clinical assessment and evaluation to determine the level of assistance needed to resolve the alcohol and/or drug associated problems. This includes psychometric testing, analysis and integration of resulting data into recommendations and reports.
- Consultation with the Medical Review Officer (MRO).
- Recommendations and referrals to appropriate education and/or treatment programs.
- An initial report provided to the employer specifying the recommendations.
- On-going monitoring of compliance with recommendations, (includes contact with the respective provider(s)/educator(s).
- A face-to-face follow-up evaluation to determine if employee has fully and successfully complied with the initial assessment and recommended course of education and/or treatment.
- A final report provided to the employer containing follow-up drug and/or alcohol testing plan and aftercare plan.
Fees and Insurance:
DOT SAP Services are currently offered on a fee for service schedule. Your employer may cover SAP services under their Employee Assistance Program (EAP). It is your responsibility to confirm coverage and benefits prior to initiating services.
Full payment must be made prior to the initial appointment being scheduled. If your employer will be paying for your SAP services, this must be confirmed prior to initiating services. Cash, credit card, or cashier’s checks are acceptable forms of payment. The fee is $400.