Substance Abuse Professionals in Kittitas County, WA

What is a SAP?

A substance abuse professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and/or alcohol regulation under the 49 CFR 40 and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing and aftercare. SAP’s represent the major decision point an employer may have in choosing whether or not to return an employee to a safety-sensitive position.

What is the responsibility of a SAP?

The fundamental responsibility of a SAP is to provide a comprehensive face-to-face assessment and clinical evaluation to determine what level of care the employee needs towards resolving issues associated with their substance use.

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Substance Abuse Assessments

What is the purpose of a SAP Assessment?

Regulations were created by the DOT to give an employee who works in a DOT-covered safety-sensitive position and either fails or refuses a drug and/or alcohol test, the opportunity to return to their safety-sensitive position once compliance with a SAP’s recommendations has been documented.

49 CFR 40 Explained:

The 49 CFR 40 describes the procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs. These procedures mandate which employees to test for illicit substance use, when an employee/applicant can be tested, what circumstances must be present in order to test, who is authorized to require an employee to test, and how the test will be conducted.

What is a safety-sensitive position?

Any commercial transportation related function, including but not limited to, moving or controlling a commercial vehicle and/or vessel; mechanical maintenance of vehicles and/or vessels; transporting hazardous materials or containers; maintaining the locations of hazardous materials; and armed security.

Administrations Requiring SAP Assessments

  • Federal Motor Carrier Services Administration (FMCSA)
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Material Administration (PHMSA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • United States Coast Guard (USCG)

Points of Interest & Activities in Kittitas County, WA

Kittitas County is one of the most interesting and culturally rich counties in Washington. Below are some of the places that you may consider touring.

Kittitas County Historical Museum

If you are interested in gathering some history on Kittitas County, there is so much to learn about Kittitas valley at this museum. You might also like the sublime telephone exhibit. Kittitas County Historical Museum is located at 114 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926-3346.

Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park

The lake, rivers, and streams are such gorgeous scenery. Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park is located at Umptanum Rd Before crossing Yakima River on your Right, Ellensburg, WA 98926

The Ellensburg Rodeo

This is one of the oldest rodeo arenas in the country having launched back in 1923. The best riders, wrestlers, and ropers compete in this rodeo and the Friday night performances are magnificent. The Ellensburg Rodeo has grown from local performances to professional performances.

Wanapum Heritage Center

The Wanapum Heritage Center has been home for many local and national events. The center recently announced it will be holding the 2020 Youth Day Adult Program.

Ellensburg Angler

Do not miss the premier fly-fishing gurus at Yakima River. The friendly guides at Ellensburg Angler will help you acquire some fishing expertise regardless of your prior skill levels.