Indiana Code Title 22. Labor and Safety § 22-9-5-24

Sec. 24 . (a) A covered entity may do the following:

(1) Prohibit the illegal use of drugs and the use of alcohol at the workplace by all employees.

(2) Require that employees shall not be under the influence of alcohol or be engaging in the illegal use of drugs at the workplace.

(3) Require that employees behave in conformance with the requirements established under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 ( 41 U.S.C. 8101 et seq. ).

(4) Hold an employee who engages in the illegal use of drugs or who is an alcoholic to the same qualification standards for employment or job performance and behavior that the entity holds other employees, even if the unsatisfactory job performance or behavior is related to the drug use or alcoholism of the employee.

(5) With respect to federal regulations regarding alcohol and the illegal use of drugs, require that:

(A) employees comply with the standards established in the regulations of the United States Department of Defense if the employees of the covered entity are employed in an industry subject to those regulations, including complying with regulations, if any, that apply to employment in sensitive positions in the industry, in the case of employees of the covered entity who are employed in those positions (as defined in the regulations of the United States Department of Defense);

(B) employees comply with the standards established in the regulations of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission if the employees of the covered entity are employed in an industry subject to those regulations, including complying with regulations, if any, that apply to employment in sensitive positions in the industry, in the case of employees of the covered entity who are employed in those positions (as defined in the regulations of the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission);  and

(C) employees comply with the standards established in the regulations of the United States Department of Transportation if the employees of the covered entity are employed in a transportation industry subject to those regulations, including complying with regulations, if any, that apply to employment in sensitive positions in the industry, in the case of employees of the covered entity who are employed in those positions (as defined in the regulations of the United States Department of Transportation).

(b) For purposes of this chapter, a test to determine the illegal use of drugs shall not be considered a medical examination.

(c) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to encourage, prohibit, or authorize the conducting of drug testing for the illegal use of drugs by job applicants or employees or making employment decisions based on the test results.

(d) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to encourage, prohibit, restrict, or authorize the otherwise lawful exercise by entities subject to the jurisdiction of the United States Department of Transportation of authority to:

(1) test employees in, and applicants for, positions involving safety sensitive duties for the illegal use of drugs and for on duty impairment by alcohol;  and

(2) remove those persons who test positive for illegal use of drugs and on duty impairment by alcohol under subdivision (1) from safety sensitive duties in implementing subsection (c).


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