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|
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.