Healthcare Drug-Free Workplace Programs & the Opioid Abuse Dilemma

*HRCI & SHRM credit offered

Is Your Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Program Up-to-Date?

Reviewing your drug-free workplace program should be conducted at least once a year due to changing state and federal regulations and the increasing abuse of drugs in the healthcare industry. Drug diversion among healthcare workers can have dire consequences for practitioners and patients alike, that’s why it’s in an employers’ best interest to have programs and policies in place for dealing with these kinds of issues before they lead to fatal outcomes.  

Medical professionals face just as much risk of a substance use disorder as the general population and they have a higher likelihood of opioid misuse. Doctors and nurses account for one of the highest rates of addiction in the workforce. Therefore, it is crucial that healthcare facilities implement strong preventative measures and advanced protocols in order to best handle workplace issues stemming from the abuse of opioids.

Join us Thursday, August 15th, as Dr. Todd Simo, HireRight’s Chief Medical Officer discusses the key components of a drug-free workplace program and the steps you need to take to address the challenging aspects of the increased use of opioid abuse in the workplace.

Topics Covered:

  • General overview of a drug free workplace program
  • Specific challenges Healthcare employers need to address 
  • Data supported drug free workplace program configuration
  • The role of an EAP
Thursday, August 15, 2019
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Featured Speakers

Dr. Todd Simo Dr. Todd Simo
Chief Medical Officer, HireRight
Dr. Todd Simo currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at HireRight. Dr. Simo came to HireRight with a decade of experience in the medical consulting arena. Prior to HireRight, he was the Medical Director of an occupational health clinic in Virginia and owned a consulting firm providing medical director service to multiple companies located throughout the country. In that capacity, he established multiple customer specific health and drug screening services. In his current position, he oversees the medical department.