Consortium/Third party administrator [Shipping] Law and Legal Definition

According to 46 CFR 16.105 [Title 46 – Shipping; Chapter I -- Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security; Subchapter B -- Merchant Marine Officers and Seamen; Part 16 -- Chemical Testing; Subpart A – General], Consortium/Third party administrator (C/TPA) means “a service agent who provides or coordinates the provision of a variety of drug and alcohol testing services to employers. C/TPAs typically perform administrative tasks concerning the operation of the employers' drug and alcohol testing programs. This term includes, but is not limited to, groups of employers who join together to administer, as a single entity, the DOT drug and alcohol testing programs of its members.”