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Oklahoma - 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 Oklahoma

Instant or POCT Testing

Restricted

On-site allowed but certain qualifications required. LabCorp performs instant testing, Quest Diagnostics does not. Instant testing must be performed at a certified collection site.

Drug Panels

Restricted

Drugs: Testing is limited to only schedule I, II, or III substances, typically a 9 panel.

Laboratory

Restricted

Testing facilities must be licensed, SAMHSA or CAP.

Medical Review Officer

No Restrictions

Highly recommended

Random Testing

No Restrictions

Post-Accident

Restricted

When the employee or another person has sustained an injury while at work or property has been damaged while at work, including damage to equipment.

Reasonable Suspicion

No Restrictions

For cause with reasonable suspicion, supervisor should document.

Oral Fluids

No restrictions

Hair Testing

Permitted

Only 5 listed drugs and metabolites in Schedule I, II or III can be tested.

Unemployment Denial

Yes

Anyone fired for refusing a test or testing positive will be disqualified for unemployment.

Workers Comp Discount

No

Intoxication Defense

Yes

Anyone testing positive for or refusing to take a post-accident test is ineligible for workers’ compensation benefits. See note

Medical Marijuana

No

Oklahoma state has authorized the medical use of CBD (Cannabidiol) for limited medical conditions.

Recreational Marijuana

No

Report Driver DOT Positives

No

General Statute

Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act