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First Substitute H.B. 145

Representative Trisha S. Beck proposes the following substitute bill:




Chief Sponsor: Trisha S. Beck

Senate Sponsor: Allen M. Christensen

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies provisions applicable to drug testing programs of nongovernmental
             10      employers.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    addresses procedures related to confirmation of tests; and
             14          .    makes technical and conforming amendments.
             15      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             16          None
             17      Other Special Clauses:
             18          None
             19      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             20      AMENDS:
             21          34-38-6, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1987, Chapter 234
             23      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             24          Section 1. Section 34-38-6 is amended to read:
             25           34-38-6. Requirements for collection and testing.

             26          [All sample] (1) The collection and testing of a sample for drugs and alcohol under this
             27      chapter shall be performed in accordance with [the following conditions:] this section.
             28          [(1) the] (2) The collection of [samples] a sample shall be performed under reasonable
             29      and sanitary conditions[;].
             30          [(2) samples] (3) A sample shall be collected and tested:
             31          (a) with due regard to the privacy of the individual being tested[,]; and
             32          (b) in a manner reasonably calculated to prevent [substitutions] a substitution or
             33      interference with the collection or testing of a reliable [samples;] sample.
             34          [(3) sample] (4) Sample collection shall be documented, and the documentation
             35      procedures shall include:
             36          (a) labeling of [samples] a sample so as reasonably to preclude the probability of
             37      erroneous identification of test results; and
             38          (b) an opportunity for [the] an employee or prospective employee to provide
             39      notification of [any] information [which he] that the employee or prospective employee
             40      considers relevant to the test, including:
             41          (i) identification of currently or recently used prescription or nonprescription drugs[,];
             42      or
             43          (ii) other relevant medical information.
             44          [(4) sample] (5) Sample collection, storage, and transportation to the place of testing
             45      shall be performed so as reasonably to preclude the probability of sample contamination or
             46      adulteration[; and].
             47          [(5) sample] (6) Sample testing shall conform to scientifically accepted analytical
             48      methods and procedures. [Testing]
             49          (7) (a) Before a test result described in Subsection (7)(b) may be used as a basis for an
             50      action by an employer under Section 34-38-8 , testing shall include verification or confirmation
             51      of [any positive] the test result by:
             52          (i) (A) gas chromatography[,];
             53          (B) gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy[,]; or
             54          (C) other comparably reliable analytical method[, before the result of any test may be
             55      used as a basis for any action by an employer under Section 34-38-8 .]; and
             56          (ii) if the sample used for a test is a urine sample, a laboratory that is certified by the

             57      United States Department of Health and Human Services under the National Laboratory
             58      Certification Program.
             59          (b) This Subsection (7) applies to a test result that is:
             60          (i) positive;
             61          (ii) adulterated;
             62          (iii) diluted;
             63          (iv) substituted; or
             64          (v) invalid.

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