Stand-Down [Department of Homeland Security] 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], stand-down means “the practice of temporarily removing a crewmember from the performance of safety-sensitive functions based only on a report from a laboratory to the MRO of a confirmed positive test for a drug or drug metabolite, an adulterated test, or a substituted test, before the MRO has completed verification of the test result.”