the Ministry of health of Russia was moved from July 1, 2020 January 1, 2021 the introduction of mandatory testing for alcohol and drugs under medical examination to obtain or renew driver’s licenses, according to the draft order of the Ministry of health, published on the official portal of projects of normative-legal acts.
the Order in the event of signing takes effect from 30 June 2020. The document remains the possibility of carrying out checks on drivers obtaining a driver’s license “the definition of the availability of psychoactive substances in the urine” and “qualitative and quantitative determination of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) in serum”, told TASS.
in the Autumn of last year it became known about scandalous order of the MoH on the audit for alcohol and drugs. From the text of the order was that the psychiatrist citizen will donate blood and urine for testing. It turned out that the tests are costly and take several days, and driver’s license will cost about 7-8 thousand rubles taking into account the reference.
the drug Test is done within two hours of sampling with strips-indicators, which are colored in specific colors depending on the found substances: opiates, cannabinoids, amphetamine, cocaine, methadone, barbiturate. If the rapid test revealed at least one of these substances, have confirmatory testing in the laboratory using special equipment — chromatographs.
the Current order allows for the narcologists and psychiatrists selectively, if necessary, to direct citizens to the analysis of blood for determination of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) is a marker that may indicate chronic alcoholism. In the new order of the CDT test should be mandatory for every driver.