Georgia State Drug Testing Laws
Workplace Drug Testing Issues – Georgia State Laws
These categories do not affect DOT-regulated drug testing. Government employers should always call for potential additional restrictions on employee drug testing.
The chart below applies to the Georgia Voluntary Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Workplace Drug Testing Laws in Georgia
Voluntary Drug-Free Workplace Act –
Application for Workers Comp Discount
|Drug Testing Issue
|Instant or POCT Testing
||For pre-employment only, non-negative results must be confirmed at Laboratory
||5 or 10 panel - AMP-Amphetamines (including MAMP-Methamphetamine, MDMA-Ecstasy); COC-Cocaine: OPI-Opiates (including codeine, morphine and heroin); PCP-Phencyclidine; THC-Marijuana; BZO-Benzodiazepines BAR-Barbiturates; MTD-Methadone; PPX-Propoxyphene; and Meth u2013 Methaqualone.
||Certified by SAMHSA or approved by CAP
|Medical Review Officer
ARTICLE 11 -
DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE PROGRAM
Unemployment Denial for positive drug test or refusal to test -
§ 34-8-194 - Grounds for disqualification of benefits
Intoxication Defense – Denial of Workers Compensation Claim -
§ 34-9-17 - Grounds for denial of compensation
This chart is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for legal guidance. State
and local law vary greatly; therefore, you are advised to consult experienced legal counsel during the design
of your actual substance abuse testing program and with any questions that follow.
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