Kansas Drug Testing Laws and Regulations
|Statute of Order:||Kan. Gen. Stat. Ann. §75-4362|
|Covered Employers:||State government.|
|Applicant Testing:||Testing authorized of applicants for safety- sensitive jobs in state government after a job offer has been made. Advertisements for safety- sensitive jobs must include notice of drug testing requirement.|
|Employee Testing:||Testing authorized of state employees holding safety-sensitive jobs and individuals taking office as governor, lieutenant governor, or attorney general, but only if there is reasonable suspicion of substance abuse, as evidenced by a workplace accident or medical emergency that could be attributed to drug use, by direct observation of impaired performance, by information that the employee is using drugs, or by physical signs of on-the-job drug use. Other safety-sensitive positions include all law enforcement officers who legitimately carry firearms; all state correction officers; all state parole officers; government-appointed department heads and governor’s staff; and all employees with access to correctional institutions, juvenile correctional facilities, mental health institutions. Employee testing positive for the first time must have opportunity to undergo drug evaluation and recommended treatment.|
|Conditions & Methods:||Confidentiality of test results.|
|Medical Marijuana Law:||Kansas has two bills relating to the medical use of marijuana. Senate Bill (SB) 9 is an act that will allow the use of marijuana for patients with debilitating medical conditions. Qualifying patients would have to register under government centers for the issuance of identification cards. This bill was pre-filled by Sen. David Haley on January 2013 but failed in the legislation. House Bill (HB) 2198 supports SB9 and was introduced by the House Standing Committee on Vision 2020 in February 2013. The bill also failed in the legislation. To date, there are no Kansas laws pertaining to the use of medical marijuana.|
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