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Home Health Agencies Must Drug Test Employees - SB 513


This bill in its current form only extends to employees of  Home Health Agencies. It will set the precedent for expansion in my opinion. Contact your legislator in the house now to voice your opinion. (3/4)

Requires home health agencies to drug test all applicants, and to test all employees at least annually, as well as when the agency has reasonable suspicion the employee is engaged in the illegal use of a controlled substance. Allows the agencies to discipline or terminate employees for a positive result or a refusal. On 1/31, Senate amended SB 513 provide home health agencies civil immunity for employee discipline or termination resulting from a drug test. On 2/2, the Senate passed SB 513, which heads to the House.