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Georgia - 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 Georgia

Instant or POCT Testing

Restricted

For pre-employment only, non-negative results must be confirmed at Laboratory

Drug Panels

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5 or 10 panel - AMP-Amphetamines (including MAMP-Methamphetamine, MDMA-Ecstasy); COC-Cocaine: OPI-Opiates (including codeine, morphine and heroin); PCP-Phencyclidine; THC-Marijuana; BZO-Benzodiazepines BAR-Barbiturates; MTD-Methadone; PPX-Propoxyphene; and Meth – Methaqualone.

Laboratory

Certification required

Certified by SAMHSA or approved by CAP

Medical Review Officer

Required

Random Testing

Permitted

Post-Accident

Required

Reasonable Suspicion

Required

Oral Fluids

No restrictions

Hair Testing

No restrictions

Unemployment Denial

Yes

34-8-194. Grounds for disqualification of benefits – must follow Georgia Drug Free Workplace Program

Workers Comp Discount

Yes

7.5% discount

Intoxication Defense

Yes

Georgia HB 1505

Medical Marijuana

No

On March 15, 2015, Georgia Legislature authorized the use of Cannabidiol (CBD) under strict guidelines.

Recreational Marijuana

No

Comments

Report Driver DOT Positives

No

General Statute

Voluntary Drug Free Workplace Act