What are the requirements to be an observer for a direct observed collection?
Here are some sample language examples:
- The procedure for direct observed collection is the same as that for a routine collection except an observer (i.e., of the same gender as the donor) watches the donor urinate into the collection container. Source: SAMHSA.gov
- The donor is to be observed by a person whose gender matches the donor’s gender, which is determined by the donor’s gender identity. The donor’s gender identity may be the same as or different from the donor’s sex assigned at birth. For monitored collections, to allow the donor to be monitored by a person whose gender matches the donor’s gender, unless the monitor is a medical professional.