Tennessee Drug Testing Laws

The specific statute governing the Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace Program is Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 50-6-1101 to 50-6-1108. This legislative act sets out the requirements for Tennessee employers who wish to qualify for a premium reduction incentive on their workers' compensation insurance. The program mandates certain drug testing procedures, requirements, and other provisions to ensure a drug-free workplace. Detailed information regarding these regulations can be accessed here.

If you wish to access the specific details of the statute, you can find them on the official Tennessee State Legislature website.

Marijuana in Tennessee: Neither medical nor recreational marijuana is legal in Tennessee.

Instant or POCT Testing Allowed with restrictions Positive results must undergo confirmatory tests.
Drug Panels Specified by law The state outlines specific drugs for testing.
Laboratory SAMHSA-certified labs required To ensure test accuracy and credibility.
Medical Review Officer (MRO) Required For reviewing positive test results.
Random Testing Allowed for safety-sensitive positions General employees can't be tested without a reason.
Post-Accident Allowed with reasonable suspicion Testing is permissible if there's suspicion of impairment.
Reasonable Suspicion Allowed Based on observations or reports.
Oral Fluids Not Specified Tennessee laws don't provide clear guidance on this.
Hair Testing Allowed with restrictions State-set criteria must be met.
Unemployment Denial Yes Drug violation-related termination can lead to denial.
Workers Comp Discount Yes Employers with a Drug-Free Workplace Program may qualify.
Intoxication Defense Allowed Claims can be denied if drugs/alcohol are a causative factor.
Medical Marijuana No Not legalized in Tennessee.
Recreational Marijuana No Also, not legalized in Tennessee.
Report Driver DOT Positives Follow federal guidelines Federal DOT regulations are paramount.
General Statute Tennessee Drug-Free Workplace Program

Remember, it's always crucial for employers and interested parties to consult with a legal professional for a thorough understanding and to get the most up-to-date information on the regulations.

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