DOT's Oral Fluid Testing - What You Need to Know!

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DOT's Oral Fluid Testing - What You Need to Know! 

Webinar Description:   

Patrice Kelly, lead author of the oral fluid final rule, will provide an overview of what the final rule means for you and your workplace. Learn what to expect in preparation for adding a new testing option,  how and when oral fluid testing will be used for DOT regulated employees and how workplace policies should be updated in order to accommodate these exciting changes. 

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About the Presenter:

Patrice Kelly was the longest serving Director of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance (ODAPC) in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Patrice is currently serving on an assignment to the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association, where she is the Senior Policy Executive Advisor.

A graduate of Boston College, and member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Patrice received her Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.  

During her more than 30 years at DOT, Patrice was the first FAA attorney to revoke an air carrier’s certificate for failure to implement drug and alcohol testing, and she initiated the FAA’s first civil penalty cases enforcing the drug and alcohol testing regulations.  She has worked closely on all regulations issued on DOT drug and alcohol testing under 49 CFR Part 40.  Patrice was the lead author of the DOT’s oral fluid final rule, which was published on May 3, 2023.

Before beginning her career at DOT, Patrice worked on Wall Street, and then for Senator Ted Kennedy, the US Department of State, the Supreme Court of the United States, and in law firms in Washington, DC.  In private legal practice, she had performed work for trucking companies, railroads, airlines and maritime operators.  With several family members in the industry as drivers and as company management, Patrice is enthusiastic about the trucking industry, which she recognizes as crucial to the success of our country’s economy and overall well-being!  


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