Temporary Assistance/Case Management

0240.010.05 Testing Negative for Illegal Use of a Controlled Substance

IM-#19 February 20, 2013

The drug testing vendor notifies the FSD of the drug test results. The drug test results are automatically updated on the TA Drug Testing Detail (FMNC) screen in FAMIS. When a participant receives a negative test result, FAMIS generates an Information Notice (FA-601), notifying the participant of the test results. The FMNC screen displays “PASS” in the TEST RESULT field (they passed the drug test). The participant remains eligible for TA benefits, and no further action is taken on the case.

Even though a participant tested negative on their drug test, and remains eligible for TA, the participant is still referred to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) for the quarterly match. See Income Maintenance Manual section 0240.005.25 for more information regarding the MSHP quarterly match.

If the participant’s case closes for any reason, and they reapply, they are once more an applicant and subject to complying with the screening question, regardless of where they are in the drug testing process.