South Carolina Drug Testing Laws
South Carolina's drug testing regulations mainly pertain to the state's Workers' Compensation Law. The specifics of these laws can be found here.
In South Carolina, drug testing regulations largely align with the state's Workers' Compensation Law. Neither medical nor recreational marijuana is legal. Employers may conduct drug tests under specific circumstances and are required to use SAMHSA-certified labs. It is crucial to familiarize oneself with the state's regulations and seek legal advice when necessary.
Marijuana in South Carolina: Medical marijuana is not legal. Recreational use is also illegal.
|Drug Testing Issue||Status||Comments|
|Instant or POCT Testing||Allowed with restrictions||Confirmatory tests are required for positive results.|
|Drug Panels||Specified by law||The state provides a list of drugs that can be tested for.|
|Laboratory||SAMHSA-certified labs required||To ensure accuracy and credibility.|
|Medical Review Officer (MRO)||Required||Review is needed for all positive results.|
|Random Testing||Allowed for certain positions||Not allowed for general employees without a reason.|
|Post-Accident||Allowed if reasonable suspicion||Test can be done if there's suspicion of impairment.|
|Reasonable Suspicion||Allowed||Based on observable signs or reports.|
|Oral Fluids||Allowed with restrictions||Must be confirmed with a secondary method.|
|Hair Testing||Not Specified||Not clearly mentioned in the state laws.|
|Unemployment Denial||Yes||If terminated for a drug policy violation.|
|Workers Comp Discount||No||No specific provision in South Carolina.|
|Intoxication Defense||Allowed||Employers can deny claims if drugs/alcohol are a factor.|
|Medical Marijuana||No||Not legal in South Carolina.|
|Recreational Marijuana||No||Not legal in South Carolina.|
|Report Driver DOT Positives||Follow federal guidelines||Comply with federal DOT regulations.|
|General Statute||Workers' Compensation Law|
- Answered by: Andrew David Easler, Esq.
- Published: 12/19/2022
- Updated: 11/03/2023
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