Drug Testing Services in Alaska

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Drug testing is available in Alaska for individuals and for employers. National Drug Screening maintains drug testing centers in Alaska in Anchorage, Sitka, Bristol Bay, Anchorage, Wrangell, Petersburg, Fairbanks, North Star, Valdez, Cordova, Fairbanks, Kenai Peninsula, Fairbanks North Stark, Ketchikan Gateway, Matanuska, Susitna, Matanuska, Susitna, Fairbanks North Star, Kodiak Island, Sitka, Juneau, Kenai Peninsula, Matanuska, Susitna, and Ketchikan Gateway. Click here to find an immediate testing location in your area.

National Drug Screening works with many drug testing providers in Alaska; Tongass Substance Screening, Quest Diagnostics-Fairbanks, Sitka Medical Center, U.S. Health Works A Medical Group of Alaska, Sitka Community Hospital, Kodiak Island Medical Associates, and many more.

Drug testing options include oral fluid testing, urine drug testing, and hair testing. Drug test panels can include: ETG, ETS, cocaine, marijuana, phencyclidine, amphetamines (including methamphetamines), opiates (including heroin, codeine, morphine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone), propoxyphene, methadone, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, meperidine, tramadol, alcohol, and oxycodone. Drug testing can be scheduled or ordered today in Alaska.

Drug testing is available for probation, court-ordered tests, employment tests, school testing, and personal testing for individuals. Same day testing can be arranged in Alaska with one phone call to national drug screening. Our national drug testing centers are available to provide you with your drug test today.

Alaska employers may test job applicants for any job-related purpose, consistent with business necessity and the terms of the employer’s policy. An employer may decide not to hire an applicant who refuses to take a drug test. Alaska employers are allowed, but not required, to drug test employees. As for applicants, testing is allowed for any job-related purpose consistent with business necessity, including:

  • To maintain productivity, safety, quality, or security
  • As part of an accident investigation or an investigation of possible employee impairment, or
  • On reasonable suspicion of drug use.

In addition, employers may conduct random drug testing; usually, random testing in Alaska is limited to safety-sensitive positions.

Alaska maintains a voluntary law for drug testing for companies that wish to qualify for limited legal protections they must comply with this law; other companies are not mandated to comply with this statute.

Alaska employers can implement a drug-free workplace program and realize the benefits of such a program: enhanced employee performance, lower workers’ compensation rates, reduced job-related accidents, improved employee morale, reduced employee absenteeism, and increased customer satisfaction. In addition, many companies in Alaska regardless of size report that being a drug-free workplace has increased the quality of job applicants and improved the overall workplace environment.

Both laboratory and on-site instant testing can be performed by employers in Alaska. Collections must take place under “reasonable” and “sanitary” conditions. SAMHSA cut-off levels should be used for all drug testing.

DOT and FAA drug testing programs are available in Alaska, National Drug Screening has over 20 years of experience offering DOT and FAA drug testing programs. Trucking companies, airlines, and aircraft maintenance companies use National Drug Screening for drug and alcohol testing programs and compliance with 49 CFR part 40 in Alaska.

Medical Marijuana

Alaska has a medical marijuana law. Employers are not required to accommodate the use of marijuana in the workplace. Individuals who have written documentation from a physician stating that they “might benefit from the medical use of marijuana” may register to possess and use marijuana for medicinal purposes. Workplace: see “sec. 17.37.040. restrictions on the medical use of marijuana.”

“Nothing in this section shall require any accommodation of any medical use of marijuana

  1. In any place of employment;
  2. In any correctional facility, medical facility, or facility monitored by the department or the department of administration;
  3. On or within 500 feet of school grounds;
  4. At or within 500 feet of a recreation or youth center; or
  5. On a school bus.”

Court-ordered drug testing is available for immediate service.

Your drug test can be scheduled today with one easy phone call. Drug testing locations are available and convenient to where you live and work in Alaska. An easy process it is confidential and secure. If you need a hair drug test, urine drug test, or ETG alcohol test, our national drug testing centers are open daily and you can get in right away for your immediate drug test.

Drug testing is available for five-panel and ten-panel and other drugs including: amphetamines (including methamphetamine), barbiturates, benzodiazepines, buprenorphine, cannabinoids (THC), cocaine, methadone, methaqualone, opioids (codeine, morphine, heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.), phencyclidine (PCP), propoxyphene, synthetic cannabinoids (k2, spice), tricyclic antidepressants and more.

National Drug Screening works with drug testing centers in Alaska including WorkSafe, Beacon Occupational Health & Safety Services, Arrow Health Corp, Advantage Medical Laboratory, Private Testing Center, Accredited Drug Testing, MedPro Testing Center, Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, MedTox, Tongass Substance Screening, Alaska Medical Lab Services, Kenai Medical Center, and others.

For employers, Alaska has laws that allow drug testing in certain situations, as long as the employer follows procedural rules. Alaska employers may test job applicants for any job-related purpose, consistent with business necessity and the terms of the employer’s policy. An employer may decide not to hire an applicant who refuses to take a drug test.

Workplace drug testing in Alaska must include a written policy. An employer may only carry out the testing or retesting for the presence or evidence of the use of drugs or alcohol after adopting a written policy for the testing and retesting and informing employees of the policy. The employer may inform employees by distributing a copy of the policy to each employee subject to testing or making the policy 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.

The written policy on drug and alcohol testing must include, at a minimum:

  1. A statement of the employer’s policy respecting drug and alcohol use by employees
  2. A description of those employees or prospective employees who are subject to testing
  3. The circumstances under which testing may be required
  4. The substances as to which testing may be required
  5. The description of the testing methods and collection procedures to be used, including an employee’s right to a confirmatory drug test to be reviewed by a licensed physician or doctor of osteopathy after an initial positive drug test result
  6. The consequences of a refusal to participate in the testing
  7. Any adverse personnel action that may be taken based on the testing procedure or results
  8. The right of an employee, on the employee’s request, to obtain the written test results and the obligation of the employer to provide written test results to the employee within five working days after a written request to do so, so long as the written request is made within six months after the date of the test
  9. The right of an employee, on the employee’s request, to explain in a confidential setting, a positive result; if the employee requests in writing an opportunity to explain the positive test result within 10 working days after the employee is notified of the test result, the employer must provide an opportunity, in a confidential setting, within 72 hours after receiving the employee’s written notice, or before taking adverse employment action
  10. A statement of the employer’s policy regarding the confidentiality of the test results.

The employer’s policy may provide for testing in the course of investigations, upon reasonable suspicion of drug or alcohol use that adversely affects job performance or the work environment, and/or random testing of employees or groups of employees.  all employees, including management, must be subject to testing if testing is conducted.

Alaska has a medical marijuana law employers are not required to accommodate the use of marijuana in the workplace.

Workers’ compensation insurance claims may be denied in Alaska after a post-accident drug test.  a positive drug or alcohol test indicates that the accident was proximately caused by the intoxication of the injured employee or proximately caused by the employee being under the influence of drugs unless the drugs were taken as prescribed by the employee’s physician.

If you need a drug test today in Alaska, you can call now for immediate service. Drug testing clinics are available in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Eagle River, Badger, Knik-Fairview, College, Sitka, Lakes, Tanaina, and many other areas. Urine drug testing, hair drug testing, and ETG alcohol testing are available.

For drug testing in Alaska for employers call now: 866-843-4545

For individuals and immediate testing in Alaska, call now: 866-843-4545

Marijuana Laws for Alaska

Marijuana considerations are important and marijuana laws often update often, check out Marijuana in the Workplace.

Drug Testing Laws for Alaska

No two states have same the same drug testing State Laws – Check out state laws for Drug Testing.

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