Flashcards in HPMS 9.2 (Substance Testing) and 10.6 (Occupantional Safety) Deck (66)
If impairment is still suspected and the breath test is .00%, what should be done? (P.7-9)
Collection of a urine test if impairment is still suspected.
If the supervisor believes criminal violations(s) exist, a criminal investigation (should or shall) be conducted prior to the administrative investigation. (P.6-4)
Use of the PAS device to establish reasonable suspicion is authorized? (P.6-5)
The employee (should or shall) be placed on dock status for the remainder of the shift on the day of the test or refusal to take a test. (P.8-4)
In an effort to minimize the stigma attached to a substance test, negative results (should or shall) not be included in the employee's personnel file. (P.10-4)
Positive test results and the documented reasonable suspicion will become part of the request for adverse action; this information will be maintained for a period of ____ years?
Who is EAP available to?
Employees, spouse, unmarried dependent children, registered domestic partners
An off-duty ESAP volunteer shall be allowed up to ____ hours of compensating time off when approved by their commander.
Who can approve the use of the Departments aircraft for peer support?
appropriate Assistant Commissioner
Are critical incident stress debriefings mandatory for employees? If so, within how many hours? (P.6-3)
Only for shooting incidents and completed within 24-72 hours (generally)
In regards to substance testing, what is the definition of reasonable suspicion?
The good faith belief based on specific articulable facts or evidence that an employee may have violated the substance policy and the test could reveal evidence in support of the violation
When does reasonable suspicion exist?
Only after the appointing power or a designee (confirming official) has also considered the facts and/or evidence and agrees that they constitute a finding of reasonable suspicion
If the supervisor believes criminal violations exist, should a criminal investigation be conducted prior to/the same time/or after an administrative investigation?
Should be conducted prior to the administrative investigation
Are there circumstances which allow the confirming official to be the suspected employee’s immediate supervisor or the person who made the initial observation leading to the reasonable suspicion?
No, in no event
Employees suspected of being under the combined influence of alcohol and a drug(s) are required to submit to what testing?
Both a urine and breath test
If an employee requests assistance prior to becoming the subject of an adverse action for misconduct involving alcohol or prescription drug abuse, may the request be used to initiate disciplinary action?
No, it will not be
After the sample has been collected, the command shall make notification to the substance testing coordinator at the Office of Internal Affairs (OIA) using Annex C of this chapter. The notification shall be emailed or faxed to OIA no later than ____ hours after the specimen is collected. HPM 9.2
It is the ____ who makes the final determination of the test result
MRO Medical Review Officer
Under what circumstances will the CHP 202X indicating a negative test result be retained in the employee’s personnel field folder?
The DOSH, Compliance Office, may issue a complaint letter alleging an unsafe condition in the command. The command is required to investigate the alleged condition and respond to the DOSH, Compliance Office, in writing within ____ calendar days
The effectiveness of the substance testing program is dependent on the Department's ability to justify its actions and demonstrate a proper application of the policy. What six elements are critical if the program is to be successful?
(3) Collection of Sample
(4) Chain of Custody
(5) Control of Quality
What is the General Policy for Substance Abuse?
a. No state employee who is on duty or on standby for duty shall:
i. Use, possess, or be under the influence of illegal or unauthorized drugs or other illegal mind-altering substances
ii. Use or be under the influence of alcohol to any extent that would impede the employee's ability to perform their duties safely and effectively
Can Departmental employees in nonsensitive positions be subject to substance abuse testing?
No. Only employees serving in sensitive positions shall be subject to substance testing when there is reasonable suspicion to believe the employee has violated the general substance abuse policy
What are the 14 departmental classified sensitive positions?
(1) All peace officers.(2) All cadets.(3) Automobile Mechanic.(4) Automotive Technician series.(5) Commercial Vehicle Inspection Specialist I and II.(6) Public Safety Dispatcher and Public Safety Operator.(7) Public Safety Dispatch Supervisor I and II.(8) Gunsmith. (9) Heavy Truck Driver.(10) Lead Automobile Mechanic.(11) Lead Motorcycle Mechanic.(12) Motor Carrier Specialist I, II and III.(13) Motorcycle Mechanic.(14) School Pupil Transportation Safety Coordinator
Who, how, and in what time frame shall the command notify after a sample has been taken for substance abuse testing?
Substance testing coordinator at the Office of Internal Affairs (OIA). The notification shall be emailed or faxed to OIA no later than 48 hours after the specimen is collected.
If an employee contacts EAP, are they required to obtain supervisory or departmental approval?
How many hours of initial training by a contracted therapist shall a PSP volunteer have? (
What are the five recordable collision categories?
Marked sedans, unmarked sedans, special purpose, motorcycles, aircraft
Each Area office, communications center, or inspection facility within a field Division office shall prepare a CHP 113 to be submitted to the Division no later what timeframe following the report period?
the fifteenth day of the first month