Is Certified Testing Required? Yes.
Can employees be tested? Yes.
What can be Tested? Urine, blood, hair, and oral fluids are permitted to be taken as specimens for testing.
How To Conduct a Legal Drug Test
Step 1 – Before conducting a drug test, employee permission may be obtained through a Drug Test Release Form. All sample-taking must take place at a certified lab, unless it is for applicant testing or utilizing a one-time use device, in which case it may take place on-site. Once a sample has been taken, the subject must be given written notice of their rights and responsibilities regarding their employer’s drug testing procedures.
Step 2 – In accordance with state law, all drug testing must be conducted by a certified lab.
Step 3 – If the employer receives the test results for an employee where the employee tested positive for illicit drug use, they have 30 days to give the employee notice of the result and their right to be retested. If the employee wishes, they have the right to pay to be retested at a lab of their choosing.