Michigan Drug Testing Laws and Regulations
|Michigan Drug Testing Law:||
The State of Michigan has no specific legislation regarding employment and pre-employment drug testing. There are no defined scope and limitations for employers in testing their employees. This does not mean however, that the employees and applicants are helpless subjects for drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. Michigan drug testing and alcohol testing must still be conducted in a way that does not violate the rights of individuals to privacy, dignity and reputation. Employees and prospective employees have the right to bring up their complaint to the court of law. There is also a notice issued by the State of Michigan concerning the drug-free workplace program. The notice serves as guidelines for employers who, voluntarily, want to establish a drug-free workplace policy.
|Statute of Order:||
The State of Michigan has no specific statues governing drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. However, as of July 2009, the State of Michigan issued a Drug-Free Workplace Notice. The Drug-Free Workplace Notice describes the rules of implementation.
All employers with over 52,000 employees must establish a drug-free workplace program.
Applicant testing is neither restricted nor permitted.
Employee testing is permissible for employers who adopted a Drug-Free Workplace Program. Testing procedure must be in accordance with the employers’ drug-free workplace policy.
|Conditions and Methods:||
Employers may require drug and alcohol testing among its employees or prospective employees. Testing procedure must be implemented with due consideration of the workers’ privacy rights, dignity and reputation.
|Medical Marijuana Law:||Voter ballot driven legislation.|
|Applicability:||Qualified patients and primary caregivers.|
|Quantity Allowed:||12 plants in an enclosed, locked facility or 2.5 oz usable Marijuana. Primary caregivers may keep up to 60 plants (12 for each of 5 patients and 12.5 oz of usable Marijuana in an enclosed, locked facility).|
|How Obtained:||Law does not address.|
|Liability Protections:||Qualifying patients and caregivers – not subject to arrest, prosecution or penalization in any manner.|
|Statutory Requirements for Authorized Use:||Registry Card required and issued through Bureau of Health Services.|
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