Drug and alcohol testing in Las Vegas, Nevada
You can find drug screening centers and drug testing services all over the state of Nevada. If your company needs immediate drug testing, a drug testing policy, or advice on how to make a good drug-free workplace policy, National Drug Screening can help. We can also make sure you understand state and federal laws pertaining to drug screening. To schedule a drug test in Las Vegas or for more information on drug testing in Nevada, call us today at 1-866-843-4545.
Immediate drug testing is available in Nevada and Las Vegas for court-ordered drug testing, probation drug tests, school, and university testing. If you need a drug test or alcohol test for personal reasons, we can help you with just one phone call.
How federal drug testing regulations affect Nevada Employers
Under federal law, only certain Nevada employees are required to submit to drug screening. Drug screening is required for those in high-risk professions, such as transportation and aviation. If you are seeking employment as a federal contractor – such as with the Department of Defense or NASA – you will also be required to undergo drug screening. When it comes to employers in the private sector, drug testing regulations are determined by Nevada state law.
State drug testing rules and Regulations in Nevada
Nevada has few drug testing regulations in place at the state level.
- Instant drug testing or point of collection drug testing (POCT) is prohibited in Nevada as all tests must take place at a laboratory.
- Urine, hair, and oral fluid drug testing are allowed and a medical review officer (MRO) should review all drug test results.
For public employees such as law enforcement officials, drug screening is required. Drug screening for private employees is left up to the employer’s discretion. This means that employers can perform drug screening on applicants, after an accident or injury, at random, or if there is reasonable suspicion. If a positive result is found, employers have full authorization to provide a treatment referral, discipline, or discharge the employee as necessary. Employees with positive drug test results could also stand to lose any unemployment or workers’ compensation benefits. Case law upholds that alcohol or drug use against an employer’s drug-free workplace policy constitutes misconduct. Under Nevada law, employees have certain rights when it comes to drug testing:
- Drug screening results must stay confidential unless written consent is provided.
- Employees with positive results may choose to have the same sample tested at a different laboratory.
- Drug screening must be performed by an independent lab that has received certification from the Department of Health and Human Services.
- Employees undergoing drug testing must be protected from unnecessary embarrassment.
Medical marijuana use in Nevada
The state of Nevada allows the use of medical marijuana. Employees are not required to inform employers of medical marijuana use. However, in the event of a drug test, an employee may request that the Nevada medical marijuana program supply their employer with written information about the employee’s enrollment in the medical marijuana program.
Nevada has a law that permits medical marijuana use. However, the law does not require employers to accommodate the use of medical marijuana in the workplace. Employers have no duty to accommodate employees using medical marijuana. Employers may prohibit the possession and use of medical marijuana on the job, and they are allowed to discipline employees who are under the influence of marijuana while at work. For more information about medical marijuana use in Nevada and how it affects the workplace, call National Drug Screening today at 1-866-843-4545.
A positive drug test after an accident can lead to a denial of a workers’ comp claim. If the employee was intoxicated at the time of his or her injury, intoxication must be presumed to be a proximate cause unless rebutted by evidence to the contrary.
Where employers can find Nevada drug screening services
If you need drug screening services in Nevada, National Drug Screening can help. We are happy to offer you all of the following services:
- Immediate drug testing with urine, hair, and oral fluid.
- Reliable medical review officers (MRO).
- Drug screening software.
- Advice for your drug-free workplace policy.
- Assistance maintaining DOT compliance.
- Employer drug and alcohol testing programs.
- More than 80 drug testing centers are open daily.
Drug testing services come from a variety of major laboratories, including Medtox, Quest Diagnostics, Alere Toxicology, LabCorp, and clinical reference labs. You will be able to order urine, hair, and oral drug testing as well as breath alcohol testing and more. Each drug test includes a review by a qualified MRO, and the majority of all negative test results are returned to you in 24 hours or less. You can find drug testing centers in many cities, including Carson City, Elko, Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Mesquite, Pahrump, Reno, Sparks, and more. If you would like to order drug testing or any other services offered by National Drug Screening, call us today at 1-866-843-4545. you can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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