DRUG SCREEN

DRUG SCREEN

POLICY

Each employee of the Agency will participate in pre-employment drug screening, reasonable suspicion drug screening, incident/accident screening and participate in the annual drug screening program.

PURPOSE

To comply with Indiana Code 16-27-2.5

GUIDELINE

Pre-screen

* A minimum of a five (5) panel test will be used which will include: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates and PCP

* All potential employees will be provided with a copy of the drug policy, sign a written consent and submit to pre-employment drug testing

* No potential employee will have contact with patient until they can successfully pass a drug test and/or provided current prescription information from the prescribing Dr. for medications which would show in testing.

* If the potential employee test are positive, they are ineligible for hire

* The potential employee is welcome to reapply in six (6) months

Reasonable Suspicion – current employee

* When cases of reasonable suspicion occur, the employee will be contacted and

a. Immediately suspend staff pending results

b. Sign a second written consent

c. Receive a minimum of a five (5) panel test.

d. Provide any current prescription information from the prescribing Dr. for medications which would show in testing.

Incident/Accident Testing – current employee

* When an employee completes an Incident/Accident form to report possible injury resulting from work or is in an automobile accident the employee will

a. Sign a second written consent

b. Receive a minimum of a five (5) panel test.

c. Provide any current prescription information from the prescribing Dr. for medications which would show in testing

Random Drug Testing – all employees

* Human Resource will be responsible for the Random Drug Testing Program

* 50% of all employees will receive a random drug test. Numbers will be compiled as follows

o From January 1st through December 31st the number of newly hired employees will be compiled. That total will be divided by two (2) which will determine the number of random tests which will occur starting on January 1st of the following year.

o New hire testing does not count toward the 50% requirement

Positive Test Results

* If an employee’s test results are positive, the test must be verified by a confirmation test. The employee shall pay for the confirmation test

* If the confirmation test verifies a positive result, the employee will:

o Be discharged; or suspended from direct patient care for at least six (6) months

o After six (6) months, re-testing will occur.

* If positive test occurs at that point as well as a confirmation test; termination

* If negative test is obtained, patient contact can resume with quarterly testing to occur for one (1) year.