R 231715Z APR 21
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MF//
SUBJ/MARINE CORPS DRUG TESTING PROGRAM AMPLIFYING GUIDANCE//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/DOD WASHINGTON DC/YMD: 20200615//
NARR/REF A IS DODI 1010.16 TECHNICAL PROCEDURES FOR THE MILITARY PERSONNEL DRUG ABUSE TESTING PROGRAM.//
POC/E. HOLLINS/CIV/UNIT: HQMC MFCP-1/-/COMM: (703)784-9526/EMAIL: ERIC.C.HOLLINS@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. This MARADMIN provides updated guidance for Medical Officer and Commanding Officer review for positive prescription urinalysis drug testing results based on the newly revised reference (a).
2. For Marine Corps Substance Abuse Program drug testing purposes, a default expiration date of 6 months will be used as indicated in reference (a) for prescription medications that do not have an expiration date. Reference (a) states, “Absent a specified time period when prescribed, prescriptions for substances included on Schedules II through V of Section 812 of Title 21, United States Code, will be considered expired 6 months after the most recent date of filling, as indicated on the prescription label. For example, a prescription with a fill date of August 14th will be considered expired after February 14th of the following year.”
3. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Active Component and members of the Selected Marine Corps Reserve.
4. Release authorized by M. C. Balocki, Director, Marine & Family Programs Division.//