Updated Alcohol and Drug Policy Minnesota

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Updated Alcohol and Drug Policy Minnesota

Definitions:

  • Drug: Substance (other than alcohol) that alters mood, perception, or judgment, including cannabis and mood-altering prescription medications.
  • Under the influence: Detectably affected by alcohol or drugs.

Policy:

  • Zero Tolerance: Employees, subcontractors, and volunteers must be free from alcohol, drugs, and mood-altering substances while working or when it affects job performance.
  • Testing Conditions:
    • Reasonable suspicion
    • Random selection
    • Referral to substance use disorder treatment
  • Prohibited Activities: Possessing, selling, or transferring illegal substances, alcohol, cannabis, or non-prescribed drugs on company premises.
  • Transportation: Employees cannot be under the influence while transporting clients.

Testing Procedure:

  • Types of Tests: Saliva or urine analysis.
  • Cost: Covered by the company.
  • Acknowledgement: Employees must sign an acknowledgment form before testing.
  • Oral Fluid Test: Immediate results, right to request lab testing if positive/invalid.
  • Urine Analysis: Results within three days, right to explain positive results or request confirmatory retest.

Refusal and Consequences:

  • Refusal to test may result in disciplinary action, including termination.
  • Positive confirmatory test may lead to discharge, especially for repeat offenses.
  • Immediate termination for possession, sale, or transfer of prohibited substances.

Corrective Action:

  • Encouragement to report positive results to licensing boards or HPSP.
  • Administrative leave for licensed employees pending board decision.
  • Discharge for refusal or failure to complete counseling/rehabilitation.
  • No discharge for first positive test, but corrective action required.

Acknowledgment Form:

  • Employees sign to confirm awareness of the policy and potential testing.

Updated Alcohol and Drug Policy Minnesota

Definitions:

  • Drug: Substance (other than alcohol) that alters mood, perception, or judgment, including cannabis and mood-altering prescription medications.
  • Under the influence: Detectably affected by alcohol or drugs.

Policy:

  • Zero Tolerance: Employees, subcontractors, and volunteers must be free from alcohol, drugs, and mood-altering substances while working or when it affects job performance.
  • Testing Conditions:
    • Reasonable suspicion
    • Random selection
    • Referral to substance use disorder treatment
  • Prohibited Activities: Possessing, selling, or transferring illegal substances, alcohol, cannabis, or non-prescribed drugs on company premises.
  • Transportation: Employees cannot be under the influence while transporting clients.

Testing Procedure:

  • Types of Tests: Saliva or urine analysis.
  • Cost: Covered by the company.
  • Acknowledgement: Employees must sign an acknowledgment form before testing.
  • Oral Fluid Test: Immediate results, right to request lab testing if positive/invalid.
  • Urine Analysis: Results within three days, right to explain positive results or request confirmatory retest.

Refusal and Consequences:

  • Refusal to test may result in disciplinary action, including termination.
  • Positive confirmatory test may lead to discharge, especially for repeat offenses.
  • Immediate termination for possession, sale, or transfer of prohibited substances.

Corrective Action:

  • Encouragement to report positive results to licensing boards or HPSP.
  • Administrative leave for licensed employees pending board decision.
  • Discharge for refusal or failure to complete counseling/rehabilitation.
  • No discharge for first positive test, but corrective action required.

Acknowledgment Form:

  • Employees sign to confirm awareness of the policy and potential testing.