About the RTL Program

In September 2021, SOFT was awarded the Regional Toxicology Liaison (RTL) Demonstration Project grant by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This cooperative agreement aims to benefit state toxicology programs through increased support, communications, resources, criminal justice system coordination; decreased processing time of toxicology samples; and better data reporting. The project will support the establishment of Toxicology Liaisons that support states in NHTSA regions 5, 7, and 9 (https://www.nhtsa.gov/about-nhtsa ), to assist with training, collaboration, and the standardization of testing across state labs and the reporting of data to better understand the scope of the drug-impaired driving problem. The RTL Program is overseen by Project Manager, Amy Miles and currently has three Liaisons; Sabra Jones - Region 5, Chris Heartsill - Region 7, and Kristen Burke - Region 9. 

NHTSA Region Map

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Regional Toxicology Liaisons Activity Reports



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