Reilly Attends Comprehensive MRO Training Event

Joe Reilly, President of National Drug Screening, Inc recently attended the  American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO) comprehensive training program including oral fluid training.

This three-day training is for physicians to earn certification as a Medical Review Officer (MRO). Reilly’s company, National Drug Screening contracts with MRO’s to provide medical review of drug tests.  Attending this training as part of his continuing education, Reilly (not a physician) believes that this comprehensive training will benefit him greatly as an industry expert and consultant to employers and drug testing providers. Employers and drug testing providers rely on Reilly for  his expertise in all aspects of drug testing.

Theodore (Ted) F. Shults, MS, JD. facilitated the program, Shults is the Chairman of AAMRO.  Additional instructors included David W Paine, M.D., FAAFP; C.B, Thuss, Jr., M.D; Gary M Reisfield, M.D. and Bohdan Baczara, MS; Deputy Director the for the office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC).  The program included an A to Z of workplace drug testing programs and the duties of the MRO.  Additional discussion of the current status of poppy seeds as a potential explanation for an Opioid positive drug test proved to be most interesting. Participants were walked through a comprehensive agenda of  the drug testing process, from collection through reporting, legal issues, and risk management.

The American Association of Medical Review Officers, Inc. (AAMRO), in an organization founded in 1991, as a medical society dedicated to establishing national standards and certification of medical practitioners and other professionals in the field of drug and alcohol testing.

National Drug Screening (NDS) offers third party administration (TPA) of drug and alcohol testing programs to employers throughout the United States.  NDS offers one system for scheduling, ordering and processing paperless drug testing using all major SAMHSA certified laboratories.  NDS services include DOT Drug Screening Compliance, MRO Services, Employer Drug Testing Programs, Drug Free Workplace Training, and Immediate Drug Screening. NDS has drug screening locations in every state. 

Joe Reilly is a national expert on workplace drug testing.  He has certifications and accreditations from the National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association (NDASA) including Approved Trainer and Accredited Industry Consultant.  Joe has provided training, consulting and other drug testing services since 1993.For more information contact Tom Fulmer at 321-622-2040 or

AAMRO's comprehensive MRO training program certificate
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