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Idaho Drug Testing Compliance

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Largest city Boise
Area 83,797 sq mi
Criminal rate 23 crimes /10,000 people Time Zone UTC −8/−7 Or UTC −7/−6

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Idaho

Legal status for workplace drug screening and alcohol testing

Our intent is to make Idaho drug screening compliance as simple as possible. You don’t have to be a constitutional law scholar to conduct workplace drug testing in this state.

Idaho is a “Open” state, which means there are no state statutes, regulations, or known court decisions that would limit your choices for implementing a drug or alcohol testing program. Testing is your choice. However, there may be federal rules to consider that may restrict your program in other ways.

This overview is to introduce you to the nature and history of Idaho workplace drug testing rules and to provide a basic understanding of the compliance issues you may face when testing in this state.

Drug Testing Overview Marijuana Court Decisions

Employer Action:
Q1: Are there any state limitations for workplace drug screening policies?
A: No specific requirements of employer drug screening policy for Idaho.
Q2: Please choose a reason for drug and alcohol testing:
No
No
No (but must have facts)
Yes - Review OSHA new ruling
No
No
No
Q3: Are there any state requirements for test methods?
A: All types of testing permitted; however, all employees, including management, must be subject to testing.
Q4: Are there any state requirements or limitation for drugs you can test for?
A: No restrictions.
Q5: Are there any state requirements or limitations for specific notice of result?
A: No restrictions.
Q6: Is it required to use a Certified Laboratory?
A: Not mentioned. However, lab confirmation is required.
Q7: What types of specimens can we test for?
A: No restrictions.
Q8: Are there restrictions for Alcohol Testing?
A: Permitted (breath or saliva mentioned; confirmation on initial screen positive required).

Did you know?

Q1. Can I do a random testing for my employees in Idaho?

Correct!

There are no limitations on the type of testings that are conducted at this time.

Answer is “Yes”

Idaho Drug & Alcohol Testing Laws

This state has no known statutes restricting workplace drug or alcohol testing. No known regulation limits workplace drug or alcohol testing. Since there are no known state statute, regulation, or court decision exist in this state, you may be free, within the limits of applicable federal rules, to draft any policy you wish, and to implement whatever testing program makes business sense to you. It is advisable to conduct testing according to the accepted standards of practice in the drug testing industry.

ABBREVIATIONS
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
  • Blood Alcohol concentration (BAC)
  • Breath Alcohol Test (BAT)
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Forensic Urine Drug Testing (FUDT)
  • Medical Review officer (MRO)
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

Update: November 2017

Disclaimer

This material is time sensitive. Contact us for updates. This information is subject to frequent change through legislative and court action.

All materials in this page and accompanying information are for general educational purposes and not intended to provide legal, scientific or medical advice. Consult with an appropriate professional to address specific issues.

Idaho Marijuana Employer Guidelines

“Recreational vs. personal” use of marijuana: We recognize that a majority of the country uses the term “recreational use” when referring to states that have legalized possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over 21.

Idaho personal and medical use of marijuana.

Medical Use: In regards to Marijuana at work, to-date no official action has been taken by the state legislature, no voter initiatives have been put to a vote, and no court action on the subject has been taken.

Personal Use: In regards to Marijuana at work, to-date no official action has been taken by the state legislature, no voter initiatives have been put to a vote, and no court action on the subject has been taken.

For more information regarding marijuana at work refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.

Update: November 2017

Disclaimer

This material is time sensitive. Contact us for updates. This information is subject to frequent change through legislative and court action.

All materials in this page and accompanying information are for general educational purposes and not intended to provide legal, scientific or medical advice. Consult with an appropriate professional to address specific issues.

KEY COURT DECISIONS
Court Case Issue Outcome Employer Limitation/ Action

No known court cases.

No known court cases.

N/A

N/A

Update: November 2017

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