We passionately believe that individuals with substance use disorders can achieve successful return to work outcomes with the appropriate supportive management. Medical monitoring is a critical requirement in order to achieve and maintain abstinence and accountability. This in turn enhances the confidence of the employer and the individual as well as providing an early intervention mechanism, should a slip/relapse occur.
All safety sensitive workers (by definition) have a responsibility to the public. Because of this, it is important to ensure abstinence for overall public welfare and to ensure the safety of the public at large. This is achieved by comprehensive treatment and continued monitoring.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
Our physicians and monitors set the standard for monitoring excellence. In addition to their roles as medical directors, our physicians work on a daily basis in clinical practice settings managing individuals with a wide range of substance use disorders. They are both clinical instructors for the department of family practice at the University of British Columbia.
Areas in which our physicians have daily clinical experience include residential treatment in private and public settings, behavioural addiction disorders and management of addictions in correctional facilities.
After a request for referral has been received, the process begins with a meeting between Precision and the client. If required, this may be preceded by an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME). The IME forms the basis for an individual's monitoring program. All monitoring programs are developed based upon and the requirements of the employer (in employment related programs) or other individuals (in family / legal programs).
Contact us for further information on our monitoring programs or to arrange an Independent Medical Evaluation.
*Canadian Human Rights Commission definition: A safety-sensitive position is one in which incapacity due to drug or alcohol impairment could result in direct and significant risk of injury to the employee, others or the environment. When determining whether a job is safety sensitive, one must consider the context of the industry, the particular workplace and an employee’s direct involvement in a high-risk operation. Any definition must take into account the role of properly trained supervisors, and the checks and balances present in the workplace.