Kentucky Drug Testing


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Kentucky, the bluegrass state has been hit by a growing epidemic. Heroin has been an issue in Kentucky; recently Fentanyl has posed even larger problems. Classified as a schedule II narcotic, Fentanyl is 50 times more addictive than heroin. Cities in Kentucky including Louisville and Lexington have been it the hardest. Kentucky is in the top ten states for opioid addiction and related overdoses. High rates of drug use hurt the entire community. US Drug Test Center offers online drug test information and resources for you or someone you know.

Kentucky employers have the right to enforce a drug free workplace to ensure productivity and safety. Employers who wish to participate in workers compensation programs may test employees under reasonable suspicion of use of drugs or alcohol, following an accident that took place at the workplace, as a follow up to a rehabilitation program or at random. Employers may also request an alcohol test upon initial employment or for the reasons listed previously. US Drug Test Centers makes this easy. In some situations, same day testing may be available for employers and individuals seeking testing.

Finding a Drug Test Center Near You

With 120 counties in Kentucky and over 300 locations, there is a US Drug Test Center near you. Jefferson County including Louisville with 44 locations (one conveniently located off S Fourth in the heart of downtown and in zip codes 40218, 40203, 40213, 40217, 40218, 40223, 40291, and 40214), 25 in Lexington (off Nicholasville Rd. behind the University of Kentucky Arboretum) and even Somerset in Pulaski County where we have 5 locations. Other counties and cities with a location include; Kenton, Boone, and Warren and Hardin.

Same day drug testing available for employers and individuals in all areas of Kentucky. We can arrange a single test or a testing program, depending on your needs. Call early in the day for same day drug testing services. All drug tests can also be ordered with one quick phone call – Call 866-566-0261.

US Drug Test Centers

US Drug Test Centers is the complete, drug-free workplace solution for employers. We provide drug testing for all reasons such as pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, and return to duty.We have a state-of-the-art cloud-based software that allows you to order drug testing 24/7, store all drug test results and chain of custody forms (forever), and you can see the status of all completed drug testing.

We have random drug and alcohol testing consortiums and follow all DOT rules and regulations to direct your company in the right direction to stay in compliance. At USDTC, we can create drug-free workplace policy manuals specific to your company’s needs, and we provide online trainings.

Our online trainings are perfect for company Supervisors to learn what signs to look for if someone might be under the influence. We also have trainings that explain what Supervisors should know about the DOT rules and regulations in regards to the drug and alcohol testing program.

We are a part of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), and we always stay up to date with all drug testing-related rules and regulations. If you have any questions about state-specific laws regarding drug and alcohol testing, please contact our office and one of our team members will be glad to help you. If your company would like more information regarding setting up a corporate account you can set up an account online or contact us at 866-566-0261.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kentucky Drug Testing

This material is intended for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for legal guidance. State & local laws change frequently and vary greatly. These are state & local laws and do not over rule the federal Department of Transportation laws & policies. Readers are advised to consult with their legal counsel or industry experts before acting based on this information. Last Updated June 2019

Kentucky Drug Testing FAQs

No. Kentucky does not have any mandatory drug testing statutes or regulations but it is recommended.
No, however, employers are strongly encouraged to have a written policy in place (Policy is specifically required to comply with the Kentucky’s voluntary law).
Yes. Kentucky provides employers with the ability to voluntarily participate in a Drug-Free Workplace Program to qualify for workers’ compensation insurance premium reductions. Employers wishing to leverage these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Yes. Employers may leverage an ‘Intoxication’ defense to a Workers’ Compensation Claim, based on a positive drug test result. A positive drug test may also make an employee ineligible for unemployment compensation. Employers wishing to leverage either of these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Kentucky’s voluntary law requires employers to create a drug testing policy. Employers must post a notice that their company is a drug-free workplace and must provide a copy of the policy to each employee or applicant. The adoption of an employee assistance program (EAP) is also required.
Yes. Kentucky authorizes the medical use of cannabidiol for very specific medical conditions. The law does not address the workplace.

320 Testing locations in Kentucky

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Instant Drug Testing

Standard laboratory drug tests provide negative results back in 1 – 2 business days. In special cases, specimens have to go on for further testing and results will take 2 – 3 business days or longer. Ask about availability for instant drug testing in selected facilities throughout Kentucky. All non-negative drug tests must go to a SAMHSA certified laboratory for confirmation testing.

Types of Testing Available

At US Drug Test Centers, we offer any and all types of drug and alcohol testing you may require, including but not limited to:

Drug-Free Workplace Programs in Kentucky

Marijuana is the third most popular recreational drug in Kentucky behind only alcohol and tobacco. Kentucky has a drug free workplace program - 803 KAR 25:280. The regulations for 803 KAR 25:280 were adopted on June 6, 2008. This regulation establishes the requirements for employers to apply and be certified by the Department of Workers' Claims for implementing a drug-free workplace program. Maintaining a drug-free workplace demonstrates an employer's willingness to promote social responsibility while providing a safe working environment for the employees and in exchange, the employer may be eligible and receive economic benefits such as a 5% discount on their workers' compensation insurance premium.

Requirements for a certified Kentucky Drug-Free Workplace Program:

  1. Written Policy
  2. Education and Training
  3. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  4. Alcohol and Drug Testing
  5. Confidentiality of Records
  6. Certification

Application Requirements Include:

  • Written Policy
  • Distribution of documents to employees
  • A statement identifying alcohol and drug tests
  • A statement posted at place of employment
  • A statement describing the Employer's Assistance Program (EAP
  • A description of the alcohol and substance abuse education and awareness training program
  • A statement describing the confidentiality

In addition, an eleven-panel drug test is required, which tests for the following substances:

  • Amphetamines
  • Cannabinoids/THC
  • Cocaine
  • Opiate
  • Phencyclidine (PCP)
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Propoxyphene
  • Methaqualone
  • Methadone
  • Barbiturates
  • Synthetic narcotics (expanded opiates)

Specific to the Mining industry is a requirement for a drug-free workplace written policy. In mining, 0.04 is alcohol positive. At least 5% of workers comp premium discount exists for mining operation with qualified drug-free workplace including an EAP. A company that is a licensee of the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing (OMSL) can submit a written copy of their drug-free workplace program to OMSL for certification. If the program is certified by OMSL, then the licensee must submit proof of certification to KEMI to receive a 5% credit on their workers' compensation insurance premium. The program must remain in place the entire policy term to earn the credit.

US Drug Test Centers works with attorneys in Kentucky to assist for drug testing for their clients. Attorneys often need to order drug tests for divorce cases, child custody cases and accident investigations.

If you need a drug test today in Kentucky, call today. Our network facilities including all LabCorp facilities and all Quest Diagnostics facilities are available for immediate drug testing with one phone call to schedule. Drug and alcohol tests are available for individuals and for employers in all areas of Kentucky.

Testing options may vary on a site by site basis. Additional fees may apply depending on your location.