Workplace Drug Testing Issues – Georgia State Laws
These categories do not affect DOT-regulated drug testing. Government employers should always call for potential additional restrictions on employee drug testing.
The chart below applies to the Georgia Voluntary Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Workplace Drug Testing Laws in Georgia
|Drug Testing Issue||Status||Comments|
|Instant or POCT Testing||Restricted||For pre-employment only, non-negative results must be confirmed at Laboratory|
|Drug Panels||See Comments||5 or 10 panel – AMP-Amphetamines (including MAMP-Methamphetamine, MDMA-Ecstasy); COC-Cocaine: OPI-Opiates (including codeine, morphine and heroin); PCP-Phencyclidine; THC-Marijuana; BZO-Benzodiazepines BAR-Barbiturates; MTD-Methadone; PPX-Propoxyphene; and Meth u2013 Methaqualone.|
|Laboratory||Certification required||Certified by SAMHSA or approved by CAP|
|Medical Review Officer||Required|
Voluntary Drug-Free Workplace Act – Application for Workers Comp Discount
ARTICLE 11 – DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM
Unemployment Denial for positive drug test or refusal to test – § 34-8-194 – Grounds for disqualification of benefits
Intoxication Defense – Denial of Workers Compensation Claim – § 34-9-17 – Grounds for denial of 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.