[MCOH-EH] [EXTERNAL] UDS for Reasonable Suspicion vs Diversion

Auerbach, Karl KAuerbach at emblemhealth.com
Fri Oct 22 09:32:06 PDT 2021

This is a great idea regarding diversion testing.

Can we post this on the MRO list.


From: MCOH-EH <mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net> On Behalf Of Stuart Sandler via MCOH-EH
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [MCOH-EH] UDS for Reasonable Suspicion vs Diversion

Good afternoon all,

I’m cross posting this.  For our hospital employees, for reasonable suspicion we use a med-pro panel and add Suboxone and Fentanyl.  However, I am recommending that for testing in a case of suspected diversion, we test for just the medication in question rather than a total med-pro panel.  I am concerned that it may be a HIPPA issue or seen as a ‘fishing expedition’ if we test for anything other than the drug in question.  I would appreciate hearing how others are testing in a case of suspected diversion.

Thank you in advance.

Stuart Sandler, DO
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