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State Spotlight: Texas Drug Screening Laws

State Spotlight: Texas Drug Screening Laws

Last updated on October 2nd, 2020 at 05:08 pm

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes drug testing. The Lone Star state is home to thousands of drug testing centers and businesses that operate in the state can drug test at their discretion. If you are interested in learning more about the drug testing restrictions in Texas, just keep reading into this edition of National Drug Screening’s State Spotlight!

Very Few Restrictions
Texas has a laissez-faire policy when it comes to a lot of things and that includes drug testing. State law gives private employers the right to drug test as they see fit as long as the guidelines are properly documented. Of course federal workers and DOT employees are still subject to the guidelines of their particular industry.

Cheating in Texas
Cheating a drug test in Texas is not taken lightly. If a test subject is proven guilty of trying to doctor results, he/she could be subject to a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine. The person will also be charged with a Class B misdemeanor that could stay on their record depending on their situation.

Reasonable Suspicion Testing
A manager or executive is responsible for the employees under their watch. If a Drug-Free Workplace program is in tact, a manager has the right to have an employee tested if he/she believes the employee is impaired. This helps stop accidents and injuries that could turn into liability lawsuits later down the road. That is why a Drug-Free Workplace program is so important– it could mean life or death for your company or an employee.

Drug Testing Near Me
If you’re an avid NDS blog reader living in Texas, we work with drug testing centers near you! We have locations in all of the following cities:

  • Austin

  • Brownsville

  • Corpus Christi

  • Dallas

  • El Paso

  • Fort Worth

  • Houston

  • McAllen

  • San Antonio

  • Texarkana

  • And More!

If you’re an employer or individual and would like to learn more about our comprehensive drug screening services in the State of Texas, call National Drug Screening today! We have hundreds of drug screening facilities in dozens of different cities and we can perform same-day testing upon your request.

Call National Drug Screening today at 866-843-4545 or click around on our website for more information!