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Important News and Announcements
Medical Review Officer Handbook 11th Edition is here! Order online or call 800-489-1839
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the 2020 Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF). The 2020 Federal CCF may be used as a paper form or electronic form. The effective date of the Federal CCF is August 17, 2020, and the current expiration date is August 31, 2023.
The OMB Notice of Action is available on the OMB website https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=202006-0930-004 (or go to http://www.reginfo.gov,click “ICR” in the top right hand corner, and search for 0930-0158).
The 2020 Federal CCF proof, Guidance for Using the 2020 Federal Custody and Control Form,and the Instructions for Completing the Federal CCF (for Urine Specimens and for Oral Fluid Specimens)will be available on the SAMHSA website at http://www.samhsa.gov/workplace.
ALL OF THE NOTICE AND GUIDANCE will be published in the August MRO ALERT.
NOTE: SAMHSA recommends that HHS-certified laboratories exhaust their current supplies of 2017 Federal CCFs before implementing the 2020 Federal CCF. As stated in Question 3 of the Guidance for Using the 2020 Federal Custody and Control Form: OMB has granted an extension for using the 2017 Federal CCF until August 30, 2021. The 2017 Federal CCF may be used for urine specimens only; this CCF is not authorized for use with oral fluid specimens. As of August 30, 2021, the 2020 Federal CCF must be used for federally regulated specimens, and the test facility (laboratory or instrumented initial test facility, IITF) must treat the use of the 2017 Federal CCF for urine specimens as a correctable discrepancy.
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