BC Advantage - 2018 Issue 9

4 Laws that Impact Drug Testing of Healthcare Employees

Employees that abuse drugs in the workplace cause major disruptions due to their lack of productivity, poor performance, potential for work place injuries, and their negative impact on other employees.  In developing and enforcing an effective drug testing policy, compliance with applicable federal and state laws should be a high priority to avoid unnecessary legal liability.There are different types of drug testing including:Pre-Employment testing that occurs after a conditional offer of employment is extended;Reasonable Suspicion testing that is based on the employer’s reasonable suspicion that the employee is under the influence of drugs, based on...

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