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Medical Review Officer

Promoting and Preserving the Highest Quality of Standards Among MROs and Their Teams.

IMPORTANT NEWS

Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Registration Now Open

THERE ARE NEW DOT FMCSA REQUIREMENTS FOR MROS WHO REPORT DRUG TEST RESULTS FOR DOT FMCSA EMPLOYERS THAT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED SOON. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 6, 2020, MROS WILL BE AUTHORIZERS OF THE CLEARINGHOUSE AND WILL NEED TO REPORT VERIFIED POSITIVE DRUG TEST RESULTS AS WELL AS REFUSAL-TO-TEST, BECAUSE OF ADULTERATION OR SUBSTITUTION OF A SPECIMEN. CLEARINGHOUSE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/Resource/Index/MRO-Brochure.

 
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MEDICAL REVIEW OFFICERS

The Medical Review Officer (MRO) field is complex and rapidly evolving due to technical advances, regulatory changes, and new patterns of abuse. Testing for substances of abuse is now the rule rather than the exception in settings as diverse as the workplace, the doctor's office, and many schools throughout the country. The Drug-Free Workplace Act affects all federal agencies. Mandatory alcohol and drug testing is now required of all intrastate truckers, commercial driver's license holders, and other transportation workers. Joint government agreements between the United States, Canada, and Mexico monitor truckers crossing international borders. Federal regulations require MRO qualification and re-qualification training followed by certification and recertification by a nationally recognized Medical Review Officer Certification board every 5 years.

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    Registration and Examination

    MROCC Medical Review Officer certification is DOT and SAMHSA recognized and approved. The exams are based on 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR Part 40) and the MRO Competencies Document. As mandated by the DOT, Medical Review Officer certification is valid for five years, at which time recertification is required to remain within DOT compliance and in the directory of currently-certified MROs.

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    Courses/Dates

    MROCC offers certification and recertification examinations in both online and onsite formats to physicians who have completed appropriate Medical Review Officer training. MROCC-approved onsite MRO courses are given multiple times per year and are required for initial certification. A convenient, no-travel, CME activity is available for those who are recertifying.