Workplace drug testing issues – State Laws – Utah
These categories do not effect DOT regulated drug testing. Government employers should always call for potential additional restrictions on employee drug testing.
Instant or POCT Testing
SAMHSA certified lab recommended
Medical Review Officer
Medical Review Office or MRO always recommended.
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.
Unemployment law and court decisions may result in denial of benefits when fired for a positive drug test.
Workers Comp Discount
Workers’ Compensation intoxication defense to a claim exists, including rebuttable presumption.
November 6, 2018 - Utah voters approved Proposition 2, legalizing medical marijuana, with approximately 53% of the votes. Legislature will begin adopting rules. Smoking marijuana will remain prohibited. Proposition 2, as passed, does not limit or change an employers' rights.
Report Driver DOT Positives
There are no state rules that limit employer actions when it comes to workplace drug or alcohol testing.
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