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Workplace Drug Testing Laws for Tennessee

  • Published: 12/19/2022
  • Updated: 12/19/2022

Tennessee has a voluntary drug testing law.

For companies that wish to qualify for 5% discount of its workers’ compensation premiums, they must comply with the requirements under the statute. This program is completely voluntarily, but if an employer does not comply, workers’ compensation and unemployment claims arising out of positive drug test results will not be denied.

Tennessee created the Drug-Free Workplace Program to maximize the levels of productivity, enhance their competitive positions in the marketplace and reach desired levels of success without experiencing the costs, delays, and tragedies associated with work-related accidents resulting from drug or alcohol abuse by employees.

Employers are required to provide training and education of its drug testing policy only once and must submit a certification to the Bureau of Workers Compensation. This certification is renewed annually but retraining is not required.