Referral Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 707.4 [Title 10 Energy; Chapter III Department of Energy; Part 707 Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites; Subpart A General Provisions], referral means “the direction of an individual toward an employee assistance program or to an outside treatment facility by the employee assistance program professional, for assistance with prevention of illegal drug use, treatment, or rehabilitation from illegal drug use or other problems. Referrals to an employee assistance program can be made by the individual (self-referral), by contractor supervisors or managers, or by a bargaining unit representative.”