June 1, 2014 – If you are in the drug testing industry you must have attended the 2014 DATIA Annual Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Biltmore Resort in Phoenix Arizona this past week. The Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry (DATIA) put on an outstanding conference with record breaking attendance. Based on the enthusiasm of the attendees, the industry is growing.
Breaking News – Patrice Kelly from DOT’s ODAPC office announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved a rule to allow eCCFs for Federal Drug Testing Programs. The expectation is that the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) will act quickly to pass a conforming rule to allow for use in DOT testing. Electronic Custody and Control forms (eCCF) will allow for the electronic processing of DOT and Federal drug testing. Kelly has been the Acting Director of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) since late 2013.
After a few days of hard work and learning and networking opportunities, DATIA conference attendees were treated to a gala event and reception hosted by Alere Toxicology. The event had an 80’s theme and provided an opportunity for industry professionals to join colleagues under the Phoenix stars for mingling, delicious food and drinks, and dancing.
If you are in the drug testing industry, you did not want to miss this conference. It was a great learning and networking opportunity. A chance for the industry to get together and work together as a team.