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Delaware State Drug Testing Laws

Workplace Drug Testing Issues – Delaware State Laws

These categories do not affect DOT-regulated drug testing. Government employers should always call for potential additional restrictions on employee drug testing.

January 2019 – state court has held that a medical marijuana user may proceed with a lawsuit against his former employer after his employment was terminated due to a positive drug test result for marijuana. The decision relied on Connecticut and Rhode Island cases where courts held no conflict between the federal Controlled Substances Act and the state medical marijuana laws at issue.

Workplace Drug Testing Laws in Delaware

Drug Testing Issue Status Comments
Instant or POCT Testing Permitted A laboratory must confirm non-negative screens.
Drug Panels No restrictions  
Laboratory Certification required Must be SAMHSA certified or CAP approved
Medical Review Officer Not Required Highly recommended
Random Testing No Restrictions  
Post-Accident No Restrictions  
Reasonable Suspicion No Restrictions  
Oral Fluids Permitted  
Hair Testing Permitted  
Unemployment Denial Yes  
Workers Comp Discount No  
Intoxication Defense Yes Workers’ Compensation intoxication defense to a claim exists, but there is no rebuttable presumption. rn
Medical Marijuana Yes There is no provision for an employer to allow the ingestion of marijuana in any workplace or allow any employee to work while under the influence of marijuana. A positive result does not automatically mean an employee is under the influence at work.
Recreational Marijuana No  
Report Driver DOT Positives No  
General Statute   Delaware has no state statutes, regulations, or known court decisions that would limit your choices for implementing a drug or alcohol testing program or any aspect of it. Testing is the employer’s choice.

Medical Marijuana – 4470 State of Delaware Medical Marijuana Code

Intoxication Defense – Denial of Workers Compensation Claim – Title 19, Chapter 23, Workers Compensation – § 2353 Forfeiture or suspension of the right to compensation.

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 design of your actual substance abuse testing program and with any questions that follow.

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