2020 Arkansas Code
Title 11 - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 14 - Voluntary Program for Drug-free Workplaces
§ 11-14-110. Licensure of testing laboratory

Universal Citation: AR Code § 11-14-110 (2020)
  1. (a) A laboratory may not analyze initial or confirmation test specimens unless:

    1. (1) The laboratory is licensed and approved by the Department of Health, using criteria established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services as guidelines for modeling the state drug-free testing program pursuant to this section, or the laboratory is certified by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the College of American Pathologists, or such other recognized authority approved by rule by the Director of the Workers' Health and Safety Division of the Workers' Compensation Commission. The Department of Health may license and approve any new laboratory to analyze initial or confirmation test specimens under the provisions of this chapter and may charge a fee not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the license and approval of the new laboratory; and

    2. (2) The laboratory complies with the procedures established by the United States Department of Transportation for a workplace drug test program or such other recognized authority approved by the director.

    3. (3) The fees set forth in this section shall be cash funds of the Department of Health and shall be deposited as provided in § 19-4-801 et seq.

  2. (b) Confirmation tests may be conducted only by a laboratory that meets the requirements of subsection (a) of this section and is certified by either the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or the Forensic Urine Testing Accreditation Programs of the College of American Pathologists.

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