Iowa Drug Testing Laws and Regulations
|Statute of Order:||Iowa Code Ann. §730.5|
|Covered Employers:||Public and private employers.|
|Applicant Testing:||Testing authorized as part of pre-employment physical examination if applicant is informed orally at time of application that drug test is required, and if ads and application forms carry notice of drug test.|
|Employee Testing:||Testing authorized when there is probable cause to suspect substance abuse and employee holds job in which impairment would pose a danger, or during annual employee physical, if employee is given 30 days' notice. Random testing permitted so long as specific procedure in the law is followed using a computer-based random number generator that matches employee’s social security number or payroll identification number (selection from entire employee pool, full time employee pool or safety sensitive employee pool). Substance abuse evaluation and opportunity for treatment required for first positive test result. Discipline or discharge authorized for subsequent positive result or failure to complete treatment.|
|Conditions & Methods:||Opportunity for test subject to explain or rebut positive findings and to request confirmation through retesting. Confidentiality of test results, records of positive test removed from personnel file when employee terminates if treatment program was successfully completed.|
Material on these pages (state drug testing laws and drug testing regulations) is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal, medical or technical advice. This drug testing related information is not intended as substitute for obtaining legal advice from attorney, or a relevant medical technical or financial professional. TestCountry is not a law firm or a legal agency, therefore cannot guarantee the accuracy of this content. Drug testing laws are collected from legal and/or state sources, and it may or may not be valid by the time you are viewing it. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Global Business Support System Inc. DBA TestCountry.