WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS — INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
IDAHO EMPLOYER ALCOHOL AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ACT
72-1706. Right of employee or prospective employee to explain positive test result and request for retest. (1) Any employee or prospective employee who tests positive for drugs or alcohol must be given written notice of that test result, including the type of substance involved, by the employer. The employee must be given an opportunity to discuss and explain the positive test result with a medical review officer or other qualified person.
(2) Any employee or prospective employee who has a positive test result may request that the same sample be retested by a mutually agreed upon laboratory. A request for retest must be done within seven (7) working days from the date of the first confirmed positive test notification and may be paid for by the employee or prospective employee requesting the test. If the retest results in a negative test outcome, the employer will reimburse the cost of the retest, compensate the employee for his time if suspended without pay, or if terminated solely because of the positive test, the employee shall be reinstated with back pay.
[72-1706, added 1997, ch. 126, sec. 1, p. 377; am. 2003, ch. 233, sec. 7, p. 595.]