I participated in a webinar this afternoon discussing drug testing and drug testing monitoring program. It was an excellent webinar sponsored by CLEAR. http://www.clearhq.org/. I would dare say this was the best CLEAR webinar I attended thus far. The content was interesting and far from basic or being to technical as both presenters are experts in the drug testing and monitoring field.
My question was the last question answered:
What do you see at the future of drug testing with healthcare professionals with a substance use/abuse disorder?
Both presenters indicated UDS (urine drug screens) would be an intergral part of drug testing for healthcare professional monitoring programs and were an important consideration for public protection, which is of course the role of a state regulatory board like the Board of Nursing.
One of the speakers mentioned relying on the science of drug testing and monitoring is important and its also important to look at the big picture of the recovery of a specific individual when making licensing, reinstatement, and monitoring decisions.