Workplace Drug Testing Issues – Arizona State Laws
These categories do not affect DOT-regulated drug testing. Government employers should always call for potential additional restrictions on employee drug testing.
Workplace Drug Testing Laws in Arizona
|Drug Testing Issue||Status||Comments|
|Instant or POCT Testing||Potentially Prohibited||Law requires explicitly testing in a laboratory; however, it also states that nothing is meant to discourage onsite testing; Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp both perform instant testing at their facilities.|
|Drug Panels||No restrictions|
|Laboratory||Certification Required||SAMHSA, CAP, or Arizona Dept. of Health Services Certification|
|Medical Review Officer||Not Required||Highly recommended|
|Random Testing||No restrictions|
A written policy is required for workplace testing in Arizona. Testing or retesting for the presence of drugs or alcohol by an employer shall be carried out within the terms of a written policy that has been distributed to every employee subject to testing. That has been made available to employees in the same manner as the employer informs its employees of other personnel practices, including inclusion in a personnel handbook or manual or posting in a place accessible to employees. The employer shall inform prospective employees that they must undergo drug testing.
This chart is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for legal guidance. State and local law vary greatly; therefore, you are advised to consult experienced legal counsel during the development or edit of your actual substance abuse testing program and with any questions that follow.