Rhode Island Drug Testing Laws

Covered Employers

Public & private employers

Applicant Testing

  • Authorized testing in private sector after offer of employment has been made
  • Authorized testing in public sector for jobs involving public safety or when required by federal law

Employee Testing

  • Authorized testing:  reasonable suspicion, and in conjunction with rehabilitation program
  • Random testing prohibited

Conditions & Methods

  • Confirming test in case of positive result
  • Privacy in specimen collection
  • Opportunity for to rebut test results


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