Iowa’s drug testing laws are considered some of the strictest and most complex drug testing laws in the country for employer compliance. Their 10-page drug testing statue has very detailed requirements, including: how a drug test should be performed, supervisor training requirements, written notice requirements, and what disciplines are allowed based on a positive test result.
Beginning July 1st 2018, another amendment to their lengthy drug testing law will be made effective. Recently signed legislation is lowering the breath alcohol testing standard for private employers from .04 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath to .02 grams per 210 liters of breath.
Because it is easy for employers to violate technical aspects of this drug testing law, it’s important to stay up-to-date on all drug testing legislation. You can view the newly amended legislation here along with all other Iowa legislation (drug testing law – Iowa Code section 730.5)
As a trusted partner Blueline Services strives to help you stay updated on all of the changing legislation within our industry. If you have any questions concerning your state’s specific laws feel free to contact us at: 888-919-8378.