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

Malak Gmail pmalak96 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 13:27:51 PDT 2021

Standardized clear policy is the best policy. We include suspected diversion in the reasonable suspicion policy to limit the number of policies. We use the same panel for both since it removes any possible bias/ error that may occur by allowing the HR rep or supervisor to select what should be tested.  

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> On Oct 23, 2021, at 1:18 PM, Auerbach, Karl <KAuerbach at emblemhealth.com> wrote:
> This is a great idea regarding diversion testing.
> Can we post this on the MRO list.
> Karl
> From: MCOH-EH <mcoh-eh-bounces at mylist.net> On Behalf Of Stuart Sandler via MCOH-EH
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2021 4:35 PM
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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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