Tennessee Drug Testing Laws and Regulations
|Statute of Order:||Tenn. Code Ann. §41-1-122|
|Covered Employers:||State Dept. of Corrections.|
|Applicant Testing:||Applicant testing is not subject to restriction. A positive drug test or refusal of an applicant to undergo drug testing is a ground for not hiring said job applicant.|
|Employee Testing:||Testing of Corrections Department employees is authorized if there is reasonable suspicion of substance abuse. Employees who test positive are subject to appropriate disciplinary action, but counseling and rehabilitation must be offered.|
|Conditions & Methods:||Circulation to employee of a written summary of facts forming basis for suspicion and opportunity for explanation, plus confirmation of positive findings.|
|Medical Marijuana Law:||There is no legislation regarding the use of medical marijuana in the state of Tennessee. In 2012, Rep. Jeanne Richardson sponsored a medical marijuana bill and was actually given a hearing in the House Health and Human Resources Committee. However, the bill was not passed. This year (2013) Tennessee lawmakers did not take action on the legislation of medical marijuana to protect patients with debilitating illnesses who have been given permission by their physician to undergo marijuana therapy.|
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