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POCT is prohibited. In fact, in many such states POCT is specifically permited. Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming are all examples of states that permit POCT in addition to requiring some type of laboratory certification. ❚


Bill Current is the President & Founding Partner of the Current Consulting Group (CCG). For assistance in learning about voluntary state laws that offer workers’ compensation premium discounts, visit StateDrugTestingLaws.com an extensive on-line of state drug testing laws available through DATIA at a special discounted an- nual subscription.


Sharon Bottcher is Policy & Compliance Manager with Current Consulting Group (CCG). She is a former compliance special- ist with Health Services of North America and Lexis-Nexis/First Advantage. She specializes in monitoring state drug testing laws and DOT regulations, drug testing policy development, and DOT support services. She has written and reviewed hundreds of drug testing policies.


Find the state drug testing law information you need when you need it. Visit DATIA.org to learn how to subscribe to the On-Line Ultimate Guide to State Drug Testing Laws at StateDrugTestingLaws.com at special DATIA member subscription rates.


In all cases, when establishing a drug testing program, employers and their drug testing providers are encouraged to find out whether their state has laboratory certification criteria.


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