MROCC Certification and DOT Drug Testing at FirstCare Medical Center
LOCAL PHYSICIAN CERTIFIED BY MROCC AS
MEDICAL REVIEW OFFICER
Dr. Stephen Weinman of FirstCare Medical Center recently qualified as a certified Medical Review Officer
(MRO). Dr. Weinman was certified by the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC), an independent physician-based
certifying body that conducts a rigorous and extensive application process and written credentialing examination to identify
licensed physicians with the highest professional standards of medical expertise and practical skills necessary to evaluate
drug and alcohol test results in public and private sectors of the workplace.
The U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, most Fortune 500 corporations and many smaller companies require employee
drug and alcohol testing today. More than 20 million forensic drug test specimens are processed by certified laboratories
every year, and the results of these laboratory tests are reviewed and interpreted by highly credentialed physicians acting as
MROCC-Certified Medical Review Officers (MROs). Federal law (49 CFR Part 40 of the Federal Register) mandates that a
certified MRO must make the final determination of whether a positive laboratory test represents substance abuse.
MROCC Certification is intended to ensure the public of quality services and the maintenance of ethical conduct by
qualified physicians involved in drug and alcohol testing review.
The certified MRO may also act as a valuable resource to protect the company, helping with policies and regulatory issues, as
well as providing related services such as drug testing collections, breath alcohol testing services, coordination of laboratory
services, laboratory performance testing, and preparation of summary reports for employers. MROCC certification indicates
that a physician is well-prepared to handle all essential aspects of workplace drug and alcohol testing programs.
The MROCC Board of Directors represent a multi-specialty partnership among a variety of medical specialty groups — the
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American Academy of Clinical Toxicologists, the American
College of Medical Toxicology, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the College of American Pathologists — as well as
the American Medical Association.