While the Federal Drug Testing CCF must be used exclusively for DOT drug screen collections, there are extenuating circumstances when another form of CCF may be used. For example, where a post-accident collection must be made and the collector does not have time to obtain a Federally Regulated CCF. In this situation, a Non-Federally Regulated CCF may be used.
The use of a Non-Regulated CCF for a Federally Regulated collection is not a reason for the laboratory to refuse to test the specimens nor the Medical Review Officer (MRO) to release the results. The use of a Non-Regulated CCF for a Federally Regulated drug screen is a "correctable flaw."
If a non-Federal CCF or an expired Federal form is used, the
collector must provide a signed statement (eg, a memorandum for record). The
documentation must state that the incorrect form contains all the information needed for a
valid DOT drug test, and that the incorrect CCF was used inadvertently or as the only
means of conducting a test, in circumstances beyond the collector’s control. The
memorandum must also list the steps the collector took to prevent future use of nonFederal
or expired Federal CCFs for DOT tests. This information must be supplied to the
laboratory on the same business day that the collector is notified of the problem, and may
be transmitted by fax or courier.