Consent to Drug Testing Form Law & Legal Definition


Consent to drug testing form is a form signed by a person who subjects himself/herself to drug testing. Companies covered under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 or the Drug Free Workplace Act are required to test its employees for drug and alcohol use. Some prospective employees also undergo the drug test. Many schools also conduct student drug testing. Written consent of the students or employees should be obtained before conducting the test. The individuals should not be forced against their will to take the drug test. Consent to drug testing form is used to obtain the consent from individuals subjected to screening. Consent of parents must be obtained before conducting a drug test on an individual who is under the age of 18.

One who requests the drug test is referred to as Requester and one who gives the consent to testing is referred to as the Consenter. Consent to drug testing form usually contains the names of the consenter and requester. It will also specify the purpose of the drug test. The consenter empowers the medical practitioner to conduct the drug test by giving his consent. The medical practitioner then gives the result of the test to the requestor. A hospital or a lab cannot report a positive drug test to a requester without the specific written consent of the consenter.