All of our contractor Assessments include a urine drug test and an alcohol breath test. Contractors who return a positive urine breath drug test or an alcohol breath test reading greater than zero, or where there is evidence of specimen tempering or substitution, will be certified temporarily unfit until such time as they have successfully completed the transport agency’s drug & alcohol rehabilitation program for contractors.
Where the positive result was in the workplace their RISI card will be withdrawn. Contractors may be asked to undergo the rehabilitation program as a result of a random or targeted test.
In order to be considered fit to be issued with a RISI card in the future, the contractor is require to undergo a comprehensive rehabilitation program and to provide evidence that they have been drug-free, alcohol -free or both over a substantial period of time and are at a low risk of future illicit drug use or alcohol abuse. This period of time will be a minimum of 12 months.
Drug Rehabilitation Program for RISI card process
Patients who have had a positive urine drug screen or a positive alcohol breath test (or both) and are required to participate in the 12 month Rehabilitation program can see our AHP (Authorised Health Professional) Dr Patrick Mosse.
The contractor will require the following:
Step 1: An initial consultation. This is a double consultation plus either a drug screen, alcohol screen or both depending what test was positive.
Step 2: Dr Mosse then needs to confer with Transport for New South Wales to see if the patient can commence the program.
Step 3: When Dr Mosse gets approval for commencement of the program from Transport NSW the contractor is required to come in once a month for a Instant drug test, instant Alcohol test or both. It is at the employee’s expense. Dr Mosse will charge a consultation fee plus the cost of the Drug and / or Alcohol screen. Consultations cannot be bulkbilled.
Step 4: Contractors will also need to be seen by the doctor at the six month mark and the 12 month mark. They will also need to have a mandatory review with an external psychologist, which is a separate cost.
Step 5: the contractor is required to re- do the Category 1. 2 or 3 assessment at the end of the 12 month period.
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