Drug Test Results Are Confidential

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Published Date: 07/07/2014


George; Ports

By George Ports


The results of employee drug tests are considered as confidential information. Employers (defined as examiners) are however, permitted to release such according to the NCAC (North Carolina Administrative Code) Title 13, Chapter 20 which reads as follows:


13 NCAC 20 .0503 – Release Of Confidential Information

Examiners and their agents may release information which would otherwise be confidential under this Chapter in the following circumstances:

  1. to the examinee or to any other person upon written authorization signed by the examinee;
  2. to laboratories performing screening, confirmation tests, or retests of confirmed positive results;
  3. for employment-related reasons. Examples of employment-related reasons include: performance evaluations, discipline and provisions of references; or
  4. to a government agency, court or other tribunal having jurisdiction over any claim or proceeding involving the examinee and the examiner.


For more information regarding The Controlled Substance Examination Regulation Act and Administrative Rules relating to such, go to http://j.mp/WH-AM.