Temporary Assistance/Case Management

0240.010.30 Drug Testing at Six Months after Treatment

IM-#40 May 01, 2015IM-#19 February 20, 2013

Participants who test positive for illegal use of a controlled substance and attend treatment (or completed the assessment but were not referred to treatment) are subject to a drug test at six months from the date the participant entered the substance abuse treatment program, or completed the assessment. The same procedures outlined in Income Maintenance Manual section 0240.010.00 applies for follow up drug testing.

The drug testing vendor sends the drug test results to FAMIS. If the participant tests positive, does not appear for the scheduled test, or does not cooperate with the testing process, the TA Drug Testing Detail (FMNC) screen displays “FAIL” in the TEST RESULTS field. The Adverse Action (FA-510) notice is sent to the participant notifying them of the results of the drug test, and the action being taken to remove them from the TA eligibility unit.

FAMIS automatically updates the Sanction/Disqualification (SANDISQ/FMAM) screen with the disqualification reason of:

  • DP6: drug test returned positive result (6 mos);
  • 6FC: failed to provide valid sample (6 mos); or
  • 6NS: did not show up for drug test (6 mos).

After the adverse action period for the disqualification expires, the participant is ineligible for 36 months (3 years) from the first month the TA benefit is affected due to the disqualification.

If the drug test result is negative, the TA Drug Testing Detail (FMNC) screen displays “PASS” in the TEST RESULTS field. The Information Notice (FA-601) is sent to the participant letting them know their results and no other action is taken on their TA case.