Licensed physicians performing medical review officer (MRO) services for National Drug Screening are trained and certified by the American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO) and The Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC).
Dr. David Nahin is the chief Medical Review Officer for National Drug Screening. As the chief MRO Dr. Nahin oversees the medical review officer team. Dr. Nahin has been practicing medicine for over three decades, and possesses over 18 years of Medical Review Officer experience.
In addition to being board certified in emergency medicine, Dr. Nahin is certified by the American Association of Medical Review Officers (AAMRO) and the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC).
In November 2010, Dr. Nahin was appointed to the Medical Review Officer Certification Council Examination Development Committee, with responsibilities to write the MROCC certification exam questions. The Committee, appointed by the Board of Directors, is made up of recognized leaders in the workplace drug and alcohol testing industry and are selected from the fields of substance abuse, occupational medicine, toxicology and the legal profession.
Review and Verification
The MRO review and verification in the drug testing program prevents an employee from being labeled as a drug user with a positive drug test result in situations where the employee is taking legally prescribed medication. All employees with a positive drug test will be called by the MRO and asked about any medical explanation for a positive drug test result. This eliminates false positive drug test results.
There is, however, a public safety issue associated with information that a donor may provide to an MRO during the review of a test result. That is, the donor may be taking a legal prescription medication as treatment for a medical condition and the medication may have possible side effects that may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks (e.g., driving a car or truck, operating machinery). In this situation the MRO will provide a notation to the employer on the drug test result indicating a safety issue. All employers have a responsibility to inform employees of the requirement to notify the employer to when the employee is taking medication that could have an impact on safety aspects of the work performed by the donor. Additionally, some occupations have restrictions that prohibit an individual from taking specific medications which may, otherwise, be allowable for other occupations. If there is any doubt, the employer should require the employee to have written authorization from the prescribing physician as to whether or not the employee can safely perform their job duties.
National Drug Screening’s MRO Manager
Myranda Roys services as the MRO manager for National Drug Screening’s MRO service. Myranda Roys has over 6 years of experience in the drug testing industry. She manages the MRO department’s day-to-day operations including document management, drug test scheduling and MRO services. She oversees additional functions including blind specimen program management, DOT audit support to customers and vendor management communication protocol. Additionally, Myranda facilitates complete account management assisting in setup guidance and customer policy review and execution. She is certified as a Medical Review Officer Assistant by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC) and is a Certified Designated Employee Representative Trainer (C-DERT) through the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA).
With MRO services from National Drug Screening, you get a team of four full time Medical Review Officers and a team of twelve full time Medical Review Officer Assistants. You will have access to the same system in which the MRO reviews and verifies the results. MRO coverage is available 8am to 8pm – 12 hours a day. Does your MRO service have these features which save you time and money?
Great service, technology and a team of Medical Review Officers available to you as needed.