A Guide to Workforce Drug Testing in Iowa, October 13, 2010

(2010) A Guide to Workforce Drug Testing in Iowa, October 13, 2010. Drug Control Policy, Office of


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The purpose of the State of Iowa’s drug testing law—Iowa Code Section 730.5 (& Administrative Code Section 641)—is to enhance worker safety, by creating workplaces that are free of drugs and substance abuse. One tool available to private sector employers is drug testing (inclusive of alcohol testing), that often is coupled with educational efforts as part of a comprehensive drug-free workplace program. Each employer must first decide if drug and/or alcohol testing is appropriate for them. Under Iowa law, workplace drug or alcohol testing is optional for private sector employers. Federal laws or regulations governing drug or alcohol testing supersede state law in Iowa.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Drug Use, Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy
Subjects: State government > State finance
State government > State agencies
ID Code: 12957
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 02 May 2012 18:44
Last Modified: 02 May 2012 18:44
URI: https://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/12957