Mississippi, home to nearly 3 million people, has had an increasing problem with drug-related overdoses. In 2016, Mississippi fell victim to over 200 drug overdoses alone. The state, with all its beauty, suffers from a prescription drug problem that has plagued much of the country.
The increase in opioid and fentanyl addiction, abuse of prescription medication, as well as alcohol misuse, has caused an overwhelming need for new drug testing centers to meet the demand for drug and alcohol testing.
In the State of Mississippi, an employer may require drug tests under different circumstances, for example, if they have reason to suspect use of drugs or alcohol at the workplace, or if an accident at work has occurred. If you are an employee or employer looking for information on drug testing, please call us today. Same day drug testing is available for employers and individuals in all areas of Mississippi. Call early in the day to schedule a drug test for the same day. All drug tests can be ordered online or by calling 1-866-566-0261.
US Drug Test Centers has more than 200 locations to meet the needs of every Mississippi resident. Our online drug test resources make finding a location and obtaining tests easy and fast. Whatever your drug testing needs are, we can help. We offer testing for court-ordered drug tests, probation drug tests, pre-employment drug tests, DOT drug tests, Coast Guard drug tests and tests for divorce and child custody battles. Learn more about the types of drug testing we provide.
We have locations in most major cities, including 15 in Jackson, 11 in Gulfport, 9 in Hattiesburg, 7 in Meridian, 5 in Tupelo and 4 in Biloxi. Our centers offer flexible scheduling times and you can easily purchase your test online prior to visiting your local office. Most offers same day testing with negative results also provided on the same day.
At US Drug Test Centers, we want to make the drug testing process easy and convenient. See below for a full list of our locations or call us at 1-866-566-0261 to learn more.
We are your 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. 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.
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 Nov 2022
Yes. Employers may be able to leverage a ‘Rebuttable Presumption of 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 if termination for misconduct. Employers wishing to leverage either of these benefits must voluntarily comply with very detailed program rules.
Employers may require applicants to take a drug test as part of the employment application process. Applicants must be notified in writing if testing will be required. An employer may refuse to hire an applicant who tests positive or who will not take a drug test.
Employers in Mississippi must follow State laws for drug testing (Miss. Code Ann. § 71-7-21). Rule 53.2.1: In the State of Mississippi, every public and private employer who voluntarily implements a drug and alcohol testing policy and program, pursuant to the Act, shall do so in accordance with these regulations. Any person or entity who collects specimens for drug and alcohol testing, who conducts initial and/or confirmation tests, or who conducts retests on specimens after a positive confirmation test, pursuant to the Act, shall do so in accordance with these regulations.
Mississippi employers are not required to drug test employees. However, if they have chosen to implement a drug-free workplace program, drug testing may be required:
Drug testing may also be required on a neutral selection basis commonly known as random testing.
An employer may not discharge or take any adverse action against an employee on the basis of an initial positive test result that has not been verified by a confirmation test. The employer must inform the employee, in writing, within five days after receiving a positive confirmed test result. The employee has the right to request and receive a copy of the test result report. After receiving notice, the employee has ten working days to explain the positive test result.
Employers must give employees notice 30 days before implementing a testing program.
In Mississippi, an illegal drug is defined as any substance, other than alcohol, having psychological and/or physiological effects on a human being and that is not a prescription or nonprescription medication, including controlled dangerous substances and controlled substance analogs or volatile substances which produce the psychological and/or physiological effects of a controlled dangerous substance through deliberate introduction into the body. Testing for drugs includes marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP), alcohol and other controlled substances.
Employers who implement a drug and alcohol testing program, pursuant to the Mississippi State law, shall contract with a laboratory to conduct confirmation tests on specimens which produce a positive result in testing for drugs or alcohol in the initial. A written drug-free workplace policy is required.
Known for its rich musical history as a delta blues state it is home to the infamous father of country music, Jimmie Rodgers, the birthplace of Elvis Presley and to this day produces some of the greatest music legends. With Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, Louisiana to the south along with the Gulf of Mexico touching the narrow southern coastline, Mississippi is full of lowlands, the mighty Mississippi River, and a handful of national parks including National Heritage in the Delta.