Mississippi State Drug Testing Laws
Workplace Drug Testing Issues – Mississippi State Laws
These categories do not affect DOT-regulated drug testing. Government employers should always call for potential additional restrictions on employee drug testing.
Voluntary law requires a policy and provides for a workers comp discount – CHAPTER 53 DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING REGULATIONS
Workplace Drug Testing Laws in Mississippi
|Drug Testing Issue
|Instant or POCT Testing
||Chain of Custody procedures must be established.
||SAMHSA 5 panel allowed other drugs if a federal agency has established guidelines for testing for said substance.
||State or Federal Certification
|Medical Review Officer
||Required for both positive and negative results
Mississippi Code for Drug Testing - MS Code § 71-7-1
Workers Comp Discount - §71-3-207
Intoxication Defense – Denial of Workers Compensation Claim - States vary in their willingness to allow employers to use an injured worker's intoxication against a compensation claim. State laws' intoxication defenses generally fall into one of three rough categories: reasons that do not depend on causation; defenses that require some form of proximate causation between intoxication and injury; and defenses that require that intoxication be the sole cause of injury. Always check with your insurance company and your attorney when you have a refusal or positive post-accident test after an injury.
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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