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Drug Testing Advisory Board (DTAB)

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The Drug Testing Advisory Board (DTAB) shall advise the Assistant Secretary, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, based on an ongoing review of the direction, scope, balance, and emphasis of the Agency’s drug testing activities and the drug testing laboratory certification program.

Nomination for Membership

The DTAB membership includes individuals who represent legislatively mandated categories and serve 4-year terms. The membership criteria is described in the DTAB Charter, under the section ‘Membership and Designation’. DTAB accepts nominations on a rolling basis and will keep nomination information on file for consideration to fill any vacancies that may occur for up to 3 years. Interested persons who meet the membership criteria can send their CV/resume with a brief statement of intent, to the SAMHSA National Advisory Councils Resource Mailbox with subject line “DTAB Nomination” to: NationalAdvisoryCouncils@samhsa.hhs.gov.

Council Background

The Board shall review the Agency’s program for national laboratory certification for Federal workplace drug testing programs as required by Public Law 100-71 and as described in the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs. It shall recommend areas for emphasis or de-emphasis, new or changed directions, and mechanisms or approaches for implementing recommendations. Periodically, the Board shall review specific science areas on new drugs of abuse and the methods necessary to detect their presence.

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