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Arizona - STATE LAWS

Coming Soon, State Laws for Workplace Drug Testing

Regulations for workplace drug testing are very important to maintain an effective and legal drug free workplace program. It is particularly important to pay attention to individual state laws regarding employer drug testing programs. Employers need to be concerned about limiting exposure to liability in a drug testing program.

A good drug testing program will go a long way toward addressing safety, OSHA compliance, ADA Compliance, performance and workers’ comp issues; having the right company policies, education programs and insurance coverage will go the extra step to protect you against potential lawsuits and financial liability. Many states have different laws regarding drug testing, check back to view the guidelines for drug testing in your state.

Workplace Drug Testing Laws in Arizona

Instant or POCT Testing

Potentially Prohibited

Law specifically requires testing take place in a laboratory; however, it also specifically states that nothing in the law is meant to discourage onsite testing; Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp both perform instant testing at their facilities.

Drug Panels

No restrictions


Certification Required

SAMHSA, CAP or Arizona Dept. of Health Services Certification

Medical Review Officer

Not Required

Highly recommended

Random Testing

No restrictions


No restrictions

Reasonable Suspicion

No restrictions

Recommend supervisor training

Oral Fluids

No restrictions

Hair Testing

No restrictions

Unemployment Denial


Workers Comp Discount


Intoxication Defense


Arizona is one of few states that does not provide for a denial of work comp benefits after positive post-accident test.

Medical Marijuana


The law does not authorize patients to use, possess, or be impaired by marijuana while at work, on the employer's premises or during the hours of employment.

Recreational Marijuana


Report Driver DOT Positives


General Statute

Arizona has a voluntary drug testing law, see link below.