Employee Drug Testing Policy

Promise Home Services, Inc. and Promise Home Services, Inc. DBA Promise Care at Home is a drug-free workplace. As such, we require prospective employees and employees who will come in direct contact with patients to be drug tested.  This policy covers the drug-testing of the following individuals as required by state and federal regulations:

  • Prospective employees
  • Random testing of existing employees
  • Testing of existing employees for reasonable suspicion
  • Post-accident for existing employees

Promise Home Services, Inc. and Promise Home Services, Inc. DBA Promise Care at Home’s Employee Drug Testing Policy is intended to comply with all state and federal laws.  The statutory requirement for mandatory drug testing for controlled substances is applicable to prospective employee’s et/ or employee that will or does have direct contact with patients.  The minimum requirement for drug testing includes a five (5) panel test for amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates and PCP. Promise Home Services, Inc. DBA Promise Care at Home may go above and beyond the minimum testing requirements but all testing will include at least the five tests listed above.

Prospective et/or current employees must submit to, and successfully pass, a drug test at the time of hire. The affected employee may not provide care or come in direct contact with a patient until a negative test result has been received.  Promise Home Services, Inc. DBA Promise Care at Home will, on an annual basis, randomly test at least fifty (50) percent of the agency’s employees who provides direct patient care or has direct contact with a patient. Promise Home Services, Inc. DBA Promise Care at Home will also test an employee when the agency has reasonable suspicion that the employee is engaged in the illegal use of a controlled substance.  Reasonable suspicion may include, but not limited to: reports of illegal drug use by staff, clients or community, or any suspicious or out of character behavior.

If an employee’s (includes current and prospective employee’s) test result is positive or non-negative, Promise Home Services, Inc. DBA Promise Care at Home shall discharge the employee, unless the employee remits a valid prescription for the controlled substance for which the employee tested positive or non-negative. The employee may have a positive or non-negative test verified by a confirmation test. The cost of this test will be at the employee’s expense.  If a confirmation test verifies a positive result, Promise Home Services, Inc. DBA Promise Care at Home agency shall discharge the employee.

Any refusal of an initial et/or confirmation drug test, will result in automatic termination of the current employee et/or the prospective employee.

EMPLOYEE CONSENT

I hereby acknowledge receipt of Promise Home Services, Inc. and Promise Home Services, Inc. DBA Promise Care at Home’s Employee Drug Testing Policy. I have read and understand this policy. I understand that the refusal to submit to any drug testing required by this policy or a positive or non-negative test result is grounds for termination. Furthermore, I authorize the release of the test results to my employer, and/or on post-accident tests, Promise Home Services, Inc. and Promise Home Services, Inc. DBA Promise Care at Home’s workers compensation insurance carrier and understand that refusal to release these results is grounds for termination. I understand that if I test positive or non-negative,  I may be ineligible for workers compensation benefits or have benefits reduced by 50 percent as allowed by Indiana law.

I recognize that Promise Home Services, Inc. and Promise Home Services, Inc. DBA Promise Care at Home’s Employee Drug Testing Policy does not constitute an expressed or implied contract of employment.

As a condition of continued employment, employees must sign the attached consent form and comply with the policy.

I have read and understand this policy and will abide by it as a condition of my employment.