FAA Drug Testing and Airline Drug Testing – TAGAMS

The Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 requires drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive transportation employees in aviation. Thus requiring faa drug testing for all FAA registered Airlines and airline drug testing companies.

The Drug Abatement Division develops and implements regulations for DOT/FAA drug and alcohol testing. These regulations cover employers, safety-sensitive employees and service agents  and all fall under the faa drug testing rules. These rules are encompassed in 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 40 and 14 CFR Part 120 for faa drug testing.

The division also oversees the aviation industry’s compliance with drug and alcohol testing regulations. This oversight is accomplished with on-site inspections, guidance documents, and policies of airline drug testing.

 

Aviation Medical Systems (AMS) Employee Drug/Alcohol Testing was established in 1989 to handle the compliance and implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration and Department of Transportation mandated drug/alcohol testing program known as faa drug testing. AMS then merged with The Affiliated Group (TAG) in 1991 and became known as TAG/AMS, Inc. Employee Drug Testing Consortium to serve airline drug testing needs.

TAG/AMS, Inc. represents over 1700 clients nationwide handling compliance matters as well as providing drug administration programs for a wide spectrum of private industry. Our clients include the following modalities:

• DOT/FAA

• DOT/FMCSA

• DOT/FTA

• DOT/PHMSA

• DOT/USCG

• PUC

• Non Reg

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (formerly known as FHWA)

Federal Transit Administration

Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

US Coast Guard

State of California Public Utilities Commission

Non Regulated Private Company Programs

Drug and Alcohol Violations of 14 CFR Part 67 Medical Certificate Holders

Emergency Maintenance for Part 91. Subpart K (91K) (Fractional Ownership) Operators

An employer must notify the Drug Abatement Program Division in writing within 10 days after being provided emergency maintenance by a maintenance provider from faa drug testing or airline drug testing program that is not subject to the requirements of part 120.

Emergency Maintenance for 135 On Demand Operators/91.147 Operators

An employer must notify the Drug Abatement Program Division in writing within 10 days after being provided emergency maintenance by a maintenance provider that is not subject to the requirements of part 120.

Management Information System (MIS) Instructions and Forms

Annual reports of faa drug testing or airline drug testing results must be submitted to the FAA by March 15 of the succeeding calendar year for the prior calendar year (January 1 through December 31) for all Part 121certificate holders, an employer that has 50 or more employees performing a safety-sensitive functions, or you are notified in writing by the FAA of the requirement to submit an MIS report.

Refusals to Test by 14 CFR Part 61, 63, and 65 Certificate Holders

Each employer must notify the FAA within 2 working days of any employee who holds a certificate issued under part 61, part 63, or part 65 of this chapter who has refused to submit to a required drug or alcohol test to comply with faa drug testing and airline drug testing guidelines.