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Amphetamines: A stimulant used to speed up the central nervous system in the treatment of certain neurological conditions and abused as a stimulant.
Barbiturates: A derivative of barbituric acid that acts as a central nervous system depressant and is used for tranquilizing, hypnotic, and anti-seizure effects.
Benzodiazepines: A class of psychotropic drugs that have a hypnotic and sedative action, used mainly as tranquilizers for the control of symptoms due to anxiety or stress. They can also be used as a sleeping aid for insomnia.
County Criminal Search: A check of felony and misdemeanor records at the county level of a state.
Designated Employer Representative: Term used by Concorde to identify the supervisor(s) in the company (client) who will be responsible for scheduling tests and viewing results. This person(s) will have direct contact with a Customer Care Representative from Concorde.
Methadone: An oral opioid drug used for pain therapy and heroin addiction.
Methaqualone: A hypnotic drug used as a sedative and sleeping aid.
Medical Review Officer (MRO): An MRO is a licensed physician with extensive knowledge of substance abuse disorders. They are fully qualified to interpret and evaluate confirmed non-negative test results by utilizing the donor's medical history and other relevant biomedical information.
Multi-State Criminal Search: A check of a privately compiled database of criminal records, as opposed to public records. This database includes records from many states regarding sex offenders, state corrections agencies, state administrative offices of the courts, and the “National Terrorist Watch List.”
Negligent Hiring: Refers to an employer's obligation not to hire an applicant that they know or should have known was likely to undertake conduct against other individuals or otherwise subject employees or third parties to actions which can create legal liability.
Negligent Retention: Refers to an employer's obligation not to retain, promote or reassign an employee that they know or should have known was likely to undertake conduct against other individuals or otherwise subject employees or third parties to actions which can create legal liability.
Opiate Metabolites: Opiate drugs are narcotic sedatives that inhibit some activity of the central nervous system, reduce pain, and induce sleep.
Phencyclidine: A drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians, but abused for its effect as a hallucinogen.
Respondent Superior: A key doctrine in the law of agency, which states that a principal (employer) is responsible for the actions of an agent (employee) during the "course of employment."
SAMHSA Certified Laboratory: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), as part of the Department of Health and Human Services, certifies a limited number of testing laboratories in the country. Laboratories that meet the minimum standards of Subpart C of “Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs” are able to engage in drug testing for federal agencies.