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§ 559. Sample collection and testing--Conditions

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 40. Labor

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 40. Labor
Chapter 15. Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act (Refs & Annos)
40 Okl.St.Ann. § 559
§ 559. Sample collection and testing--Conditions
All sample collection and testing for drugs and alcohol pursuant to the provisions of this act1 shall be conducted in accordance with the following conditions:
1. Samples shall be collected and tested only by individuals deemed qualified by the State Board of Health and may be collected on the premises of the employer;
2. Only samples deemed appropriate by the State Board of Health for drug and alcohol testing shall be collected;
3. The collection of samples shall be performed under reasonable and sanitary conditions;
4. A sample shall be collected in sufficient quantity for splitting into two separate specimens, pursuant to rules of the State Board of Health, to provide for any subsequent independent analysis in the event of challenge of the test results of the main specimen;
5. Samples shall be collected and tested with due regard to the privacy of the individual being tested. In the instances of urinalysis, no employer or representative, agent or designee of the employer shall directly observe an applicant or employee in the process of producing a urine sample; provided, however, collection shall be in a manner reasonably calculated to prevent substitutions or interference with the collection or testing of reliable samples;
6. Sample collection shall be documented, and the documentation procedures shall include:
a. labeling of samples so as reasonably to preclude the probability of erroneous identification of test results, and
b. an opportunity for the applicant or employee to provide notification of any information which the applicant or employee considers relevant to the test, including identification of currently or recently used prescription or nonprescription drugs, or other relevant information;
7. Sample collection, storage, and transportation to the testing facility shall be performed so as reasonably to preclude the probability of sample contamination or adulteration;
8. Sample testing shall conform to scientifically accepted analytical methods and procedures. Testing shall include confirmation of any positive test result by gas chromatography, gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy, or an equivalent scientifically accepted method of equal or greater accuracy as approved by Board rule, at the cutoff levels as determined by Board rule, before the result of any test may be used as a basis for refusal to hire a job applicant or any action by an employer pursuant to Section 12 of this act; and
9. A written record of the chain of custody of the sample shall be maintained from the time of the collection of the sample until the sample is no longer required.


Laws 1993, c. 355, § 9, emerg. eff. June 10, 1993.


Title 40, § 551 et seq.
40 Okl. St. Ann. § 559, OK ST T. 40 § 559
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session and First and Second Extraordinary Sessions of the 58th Legislature (2022).
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