As a collector, can I accept an expired form of identification from an employee?
Yes, as long as the ID has been expired for one year or less.
DOT offers guidance in the preamble to the oral fluid final rule, 88 Federal Register 27605 (May 2, 2023):
“[T]he issue of employees using expired forms of identification at the collection site has been an ongoing problem. As we have advised for several years, we want collectors to know it is acceptable to accept an expired photo ID issued by a Federal, State, or local government agency, if the ID has not been expired for more than 1 year. This information is contained in the current Office of Drug and Alcohol (ODAPC) Urine Collection Guidelines and will be added to the ODAPC Oral Fluid Specimen Collection Guidelines.”