Workplace Drug Testing Issues – Maryland State Laws
These categories do not affect DOT-regulated drug testing. Government employers should always call for potential additional restrictions on employee drug testing.
Instant or POCT Testing
Pre-employment testing only, Employer must register with the State.
References Controlled Dangerous Substances
SAMHSA or CAP certification or licensure.
Medical Review Officer
Required in some testing events
MRO must review positive results for applicant testing; highly recommended for all other testing.
Drug testing policies should limit post-incident testing to situations in which employee drug use cannot be ruled out as potentially contributing to the incident.
Reference misconduct in your policy, terminate
Workers Comp Discount
No limits on employers; law specifically says no need to accommodate use at work.
Report Driver DOT Positives
Title 17, subtitle 2, §17-214 & Regulations (Title 10, Ch. 10)
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