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Kansas - 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 Kansas

Instant or POCT Testing

Might not be permitted. Prohibited for all employee drug testing.

Quest Diagnostics does not perform instant testing at their drug testing centers in Kansas. LabCorp drug testing centers in Kansas do perform instant testing.

Drug Panels

No Restrictions

SAMHSA 5 panel is recommended

Laboratory

Restrictions

Must use lab with Federal certifications, SAMHSA certification is highly recommended.

Medical Review Officer

Not Required

Highly 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

Terminate for misconduct, policy must state the use of alcohol or illegal drugs at work is misconduct.

Workers Comp Discount

No

The employer shall not be liable under the workers compensation act where the injury, disability or death was contributed to by the employee’s use or consumption of alcohol or any illegal drugs

Intoxication Defense

Yes

The employer shall not be liable under the workers compensation act where the injury, disability or death was contributed to by the employee's use or consumption of alcohol or any drugs …

Medical Marijuana

No

Recreational Marijuana

No

Report Driver DOT Positives

No

General Statute

Kansas has no law addressing drug testing in private employment. Kansas does have workers’ compensation claim reduction and unemployment denial laws that contain specific drug testing requirements for qualification.