Workplace Drug Testing Issues – Kansas State Laws
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
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.
SAMHSA 5 panel is recommended
Must use lab with Federal certifications, SAMHSA certification is highly recommended.
Medical Review Officer
Highly recommended to avoid exposure to liability.
Terminate for misconduct, policy must state the use of alcohol or illegal drugs at work is misconduct.
Workers Comp Discount
The employer shall not be liable under the workers compensation act where the injury, disability or death was contributed to by the employeeu2019s use or consumption of alcohol or any illegal drugs
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 u2026
Report Driver DOT Positives
Kansas has no law addressing drug testing in private employment. Kansas does have workersu2019 compensation claim reduction and unemployment denial laws that contain specific drug testing requirements for qualification.