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Indiana Drug Testing Compliance

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Legal status for workplace drug screening and alcohol testing

Our intent is to make Indiana 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.

Indiana 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 Indiana workplace drug and alcohol 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 Indiana.
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: State public works contractors must conduct random testing; child care workers must be subject to drug testing; other occupations may also be required to be subject to drug 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: No restrictions but encourage to utilize a certified laboratory.
Q7: What types of specimens can we test for?
A: All specimens permitted.
Q8: Are there restrictions for Alcohol Testing?
A: Required of child care workers.

Did you know?

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

Correct!

There are no current limitations in the state of Indiana for reasons of drug testing.

 Answer is “Yes”

Indiana 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 statutes, regulations, or court decisions 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.

Indiana 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.

Indiana personal and medical use of marijuana.

Medical Use:  The law will have no impact on the workplace. The law, which authorizes the limited use of the non-psychoactive derivative Cannabis (CBD) to treat certain diseases, will likely not have any impact in a daily workplace setting.

Personal Use: There is no personal use law in Indiana.

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.

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Update: November 2017

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