• Medical Review Officer

  • Medical Review Officer Center (MRO)

    Continuing Medical Education

    Mandatory alcohol and drug testing is now required of all intrastate truckers, commercial driver's license holders, and other transportation workers. In joint government agreements, the United States, Canada, and Mexico also monitor truckers crossing international borders. More than 70 percent of large private employers require drug and alcohol testing. ACOEM has been the educational provider of choice for MROs since 1990; more than 12,000 physicians have completed ACOEM's highly acclaimed training.

    MRO Reminder - DOT Part 40 - changes effective October 1, 2010 (reprinted from MRO Update, September/October 2010). 

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    MRO Update (A newsletter for medical review officers)

    mroupdateThe comprehensive newsletter for medical review officers (MROs) and other providers of workplace drug and alcohol testing services!

    MRO Update is written and edited by Robert Swotinsky, MD, MPH, a certified MRO and substance abuse professional (SAP) who is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine. Dr. Swotinsky is author of The Medical Review Officer’s Manual and is on the Medical Review Officer Certification Council’s Examination Development Committee. He also serves on the faculty for ACOEM’s MRO training courses.

    Published 10 times a year, MRO Update contains clear, concise, and practical articles on topics such as: 

    • split specimen procedures and alternative specimen tests
    • direct observation and privacy issues
    • prescription drug abuse and illicit drug use
    • marijuana — medical, legal, and illegal
    • state and federal (DOT, SAMHSA, FHWA, FTA, etc.) regulations
    • courtroom updates
    • the MRO Forum — a timely question-and-answer column
    • a From the Journals section
    • information on upcoming MRO course offerings and examinations

    Current subscribers are eligible to receive complimentary CME through our on-line continuing medical education (CME) program -- 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™/ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) per issue or 10 per year. The 3-5 question CME activity is available through ACOEM's Medical Review Officer Center (MRO Knowledge Center).

    10 issues per year
    Price: $215 for ACOEM members; $240 for non-members
    ISSN 1079-3291 

    BACK ISSUES -– Complete sets from 2010 are available through our Product Catalog for $150 per set. You may view each year’s topical index here: 2010, 20112012, 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016. Single copies of back issues are also available for $15 each. Call ACOEM Publications Department at 847/818-1800, ext. 387, to place an order or to check on availability of indexes and issues prior to 2010.

    MRO Code of Ethics (https://www.mrocc.org/code.pdf)

    This link will take you to the web site of the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC). The MRO Code of Ethics was established by the MROCC Board of Directors on July 15, 2003, and endorsed by the ACOEM Board of Directors on November 4, 2004.