Kansas Drug Testing Laws

Covered Employers

State government

Applicant Testing

  • Testing authorized for safety-sensitive jobs after job offer has been made
  • Advertisements for safety-sensitive jobs should indicate notice of drug test

Employee Testing

  • Employee testing positive for the first time may undergo drug evaluation and recommended treatment
  • Testing authorized for employees holding safety-sensitive jobs and individuals taking office as governor, lieutenant governor, or attorney general
  • Reasonable suspicion of substance abuse, if:
    • workplace accident or medical emergency could be attributed to drug use
    • observation shows impaired performance
    • information is received that the employee is using drugs
    • physical signs of on-the-job drug use are evident

Conditions & Methods

Confidential test results

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