Drug Testing in Maine

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Attorneys – you may have clients that need a drug or alcohol test to ensure they are clean and sober – we can help you with that.  We offer fixed facility drug testing at our locations in Maine, and we can also come to your office or to your client’s location – we travel.  Our firm is also available for DNA paternity testing either at our office or via our mobile service at your office or your client’s location if your clients need to know the legal paternity of the child.

Testing for drugs and or alcohol can be performed with urine, oral fluid, or hair testing specimens – Along with breath alcohol testing and ETG testing for alcohol which measures zero-tolerance going back 80 hours. Our testing is done by laboratories certified by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the specimen collections are performed by certified professional collectors. Immediate drug testing service is also available. Click here to find an immediate testing location in your area.

The Maine Department of Lab Maintains has a web page to assist employers with drug testing – substance abuse testing law

Maine employers need to have a strongly written substance abuse/testing policy in place.  Maine employers that have taken the time to construct a written policy with proper testing procedures tend to be successful in deterring potential legal issues as well as resolving them if they arise. In Maine, before establishing any substance abuse testing program for employees, an employer with over 20 full-time employees must have a functioning employee assistance program. A written drug-free workplace policy is required in Maine.

Certified laboratories must be used for drug testing in Maine. A testing laboratory shall perform a screening test on each sample submitted by the employer for only those substances of abuse that the employer requests to be identified. If a screening test result is negative, no further test may be conducted on that sample. If a screening test result is positive, a confirmation test shall be performed on that sample. A testing laboratory shall retain all confirmed positive samples for one year in a manner that will inhibit deterioration of the samples and allow subsequent retesting.

Random drug testing should be limited to safety-sensitive positions.  Random drug testing in Maine for safety-sensitive employees is a deterrent to drug use and can identify substance abusers. An effective random drug testing program will lead to a safer workplace.

Maine employers need to be careful about terminating an employee for a first-time positive drug test. An employer may not discharge an employee for a first-time positive unless he refuses to participate in or he fails to successfully complete treatment; the employer must allow 6 months for treatment. Employees may be suspended with pay while awaiting the result of a drug test.

In Maine, employers may deny workers’ compensation benefits and unemployment benefits based on a positive drug or alcohol test. Workers’ compensation benefits are not allowed if at the time of the accident, the employee was intoxicated.

Point of collection testing (POCT) is allowed in Maine.  In Maine, the substances that can be tested are determined by the Department of Health and Human Services, as are the screening and concentration levels at which they can be tested. The table below summarizes the screening and confirmation concentrations of the testable substances.

substancescreening concentrationconfirmation concentration
Alcohol0.02 g/100 ml0.02 g/100ml
Amphetamine/Methamphetamine MDMA500 ng/ml250 ng/ml
Barbiturates300 ng/ml300 ng/ml
Benzodiazepines300 ng/ml200 ng/ml
Cannabinoids50 ng/ml15 ng/ml
Cocaine and/or metabolites150 ng/ml100 ng/ml
Methadone300 ng/ml300 ng/ml
Methaqualone300 ng/ml300 ng/ml
Opiates (morphine, codeine)2000 ng/ml2000 ng/ml
6-acetyl morphine (only if morphine > 2000)special10 ng/ml
Phencyclidine25 ng/ml25 ng/ml
MDH250 ng/ml
MDEA250 ng/ml

Maine permits the use of medical marijuana, an eligible patient is not permitted to use it in a public place or in a workplace where such use is not permitted.  Workplace use is not permitted: the statute states: “This chapter may not be construed to require:… An employer to accommodate the ingestion of marijuana in any workplace or any employee working while under the influence of marijuana.”

Do you need a drug test today in Maine?  Where can you get a drug test in Maine?  National Drug Screening operates drug testing facilities in Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Biddeford, Portland, Lewiston, and many other Maine cities.  If you need hair testing today, call now. Alcohol testing with ETG is also available for zero-tolerance alcohol testing.

Drug testing in Maine for employers call now: 866-843-4545

Drug testing in Maine for individuals for immediate testing, call now: 866-843-4545

Marijuana Laws for Maine

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

Drug Testing Laws for Maine

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

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