Will a hospital submit anything to the DOT about my hospital visit?

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by ustrk11, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. ustrk11

    ustrk11 Bobtail Member

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    Recently, I got very drunk on vacation and was stumbling around the street and some people called an ambulance(against my will) and I was taken to the hospital for alcohol intoxication. I had also made the bad decision to smoke marijuana the day before, took about 3 or 4 puffs(which is the 1st I've smoked in a VERY long time).

    I'm not sure if they drug tested me in the hospital or not.

    My question is, will the hospital submit anything to the DOT about my visit since it was alcohol related and possibly positive marijuana test results. Wasn't sure about privacy policies concerning this type of thing with someone who has a CDL. I've tried to research it, but have not found anything.

    Also, to let everyone know....I know that I made a bad decision, I also was not driving the whole vacation.
    The incident happened a full week before having to go back to work.
     
  2. Mark Kling

    Mark Kling Technology Contributor

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    contact the hospital for their privacy statements
     
  3. Clyde07

    Clyde07 Heavy Load Member

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    The over/under on this thread is 8 pages. Place your bets.
     
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  4. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    How long ago? You got hair follicle testing coming up next if you are new. Get ready to bend over! Those "puffs" will be in the hair for up to a year.
     
  5. KillingTime

    KillingTime Road Train Member

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    I'll take the under.


    'Go flip burgers' - under / over 4 pages?
     
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  6. ustrk11

    ustrk11 Bobtail Member

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    I've worked at the company almost 5 years. I've had a CDL around 10 years. What is the deal about hair follicle testing? Is it going to be a part of medical card certification?

    Thanks!
     
  7. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    augiedoggie41 Light Load Member

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    Hair testing isnt DOT approved.
     
  9. IluvCATS

    IluvCATS Road Train Member

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    Depends on the OP's participation and attitude.
     
  10. KillingTime

    KillingTime Road Train Member

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    Nah, there's going to be some paragon of truth who lays down his law here in a minute.... Tho, if he reads this I probably sabotaged my own bet.
     
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