Arizona – State Law Drug & Alcohol Testing Issues at a Glance

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1)  Summary
All types of testing with no restriction. All testing procedures with no specific requirements, however, employers may wish to take advantage of voluntary law.
2)  Workers Compensation Voluntary Premium Reduction State (if yes see below)
3)  Employers Covered by Federal Drug Free Workplace Act
4)  State Constitution Privacy Provision
5)  Penalties and Remedies for Employer Non-Compliance
6)  Significant Testing Restrictions
7)  Disability Coverage
8)  Drug and Alcohol Testing Restrictions
   Only under the voluntary law
9)  Worker’s Compensation Disqualification Laws
10)  Unemployment Compensation Disqualification Laws
11)  Alcohol Cut-off Levels
12)  Substances Allowed for Testing
     (1)Amphetamines; (2) Cannabinoids; (3) Cocaine; (4) Phencyclidine (PCP); (5) Opiates (6)Ecstasy or a metabolite of any of the above substances; and (7) Alcohol. 
·  Substances Cut-off Levels
13)  Drug Specimen Types
   Urine, blood, hair, saliva, breath or other bodily specimen
14)  Types of Drug Testing and Restrictions
·  Pre Employment
Permitted but not required under voluntary law
·  Reasonable Cause
Permitted but not required under voluntary law
·  Random
Permitted but not required under voluntary law
·  Post Accident
Permitted but not required under voluntary law
·  Follow-up Testing
Permitted but not required on voluntary law
15)  Restrictions on Types of Workplace Drug Tests
      If an employer conducts drug or alcohol testing of employees, all officers, directors and supervisors must be included in testing – under voluntary law
16)  Collection Procedures
·  Generally
·  Observed Collections
Not Specified
·  Split Specimen
Not Specified
17)  Drug Testing Falsification Law
18)  Point-of-Collection Device
·  Urine
·  Oral Fluids
19)  Safety-Sensitive Restriction
20)  Laboratory Based Testing
·  Laboratory Certifications
SAMHSA, CAP, or Arizona Dept of Health Services
·  Oral Fluids
·  Hair Testing
21)  Notification of Test Results
   Employees can request written copy
22)  Rehabilitation Requirements
   Permitted but not required under voluntary law
23)  Retest Required
   Not Specified
24)  Wage Payment Requirements
   Employer Responsibility
25)  Disciplinary Action Restriction
26)  State CDL DMV Reporting
27)  State Medical Marijuana Laws
28)  Union Agreements
29)  Unique to State Issues
30)  State Enforcement Agency
31)  Web Resources
32)  Significant Case Authority

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PocketPart40 Editors:

Tommy Eden is a management labor & employment law attorney with Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP who is licensed to practice in Alabama and Georgia. or call 334-246-2901
Dr. C.B. Thuss, Jr. is a Certified Medical Review Officer. or 205-283-1040

Mary Hines is past president of SAPAA and owner of Simple Path training and compliance solutions. or 214-697-1249

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