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Idaho - 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 Idaho

Instant or POCT Testing

No Restrictions

Confirm non-negative results at laboratory.

Drug Panels

No Restrictions

Laboratory

No Restrictions

All positive results should be determined by confirmation testing.

Medical Review Officer (MRO)

Not Required

Recommended to avoid exposure to liability.

Random Testing

No Restrictions

Post-Accident

No Restrictions

Reasonable Suspicion

No Restrictions

Oral Fluids

No Restrictions

Hair Testing

No Restrictions

Unemployment Denial

Yes

Employer must follow the voluntary law - IDAHO CODE 72-1701 TO 1716

Workers Comp Discount

Yes

Provides that employers who conduct drug and alcohol testing of all current and prospective employees may qualify for a discount on Workers' Compensation premiums at insurers discretion.

Intoxication Defense

Yes

Denial of Claim - CHAPTER 85 - WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Section 85.16 - Willful injury — intoxication

Medical Marijuana

No

Recreational Marijuana

No

Report Driver DOT Positives

No

General Statute

Voluntary Law - IDAHO EMPLOYER ALCOHOL AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ACT - IDAHO CODE 72-1701 TO 1716