Utah Drug Testing Laws and Regulations
|Statute of Order:||Utah Code Ann. §34-38-1 et seq.|
|Covered Employers:||Private employers, local government entities, and state institutions of higher education.|
|Applicant Testing:||No restriction on applicant testing in the private sector. Local governments and state colleges may test applicants pursuant to a written policy and with advance notice to applicant. Employers may require job applicants to take drug test as long as management and employers undergo periodic drug testing. Positive results or refusal to test are grounds for not hiring job applicants. Applicants who fail the drug test may continue to receive benefits while undergoing treatment.|
|Employee Testing:||Employee testing is authorized pursuant to employer's written policy, distributed to all employees, in cases of possible employee impairment, workplace accidents or theft, safety maintenance, or productivity/quality/security maintenance. Employees who test positive or refuse to be tested are subject to referral for rehabilitation or disciplinary action, including discharge.|
|Conditions & Methods:||Documentation showing chain of custody from time of collection and confirming test in case of positive findings. Testing is authorized for employees of local government entities and state institutions of higher education for post-accident investigations, reasonable suspicion situations, preannounced periodic testing, and random testing in safety-sensitive positions or when required by federal law.|
|Medical Marijuana Law:||There is no legislature for the use of medical marijuana in the state of Utah. The legislators in Utah recently adjourned the 2013 session without even discussing reforms to the current marijuana policies in Utah. To date, possession of an ounce to a pound of marijuana is a misdemeanor that calls for 6 months imprisonment and $1,000 fine.|
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