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Government statute on workplace drug tests

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 7.4.2005 12.56
Press release -

A new government statute was passed in early April regulating testing for drug use in working life. The stature covers the collection of samples, their analysis and the interpretation and declaration of test results.

The regulation is intended to ensure that tests are conducted according to good occupational healthcare practices and quality laboratory standards, and to safeguard individual rights and privacy.

Referrals for drug tests are made by a doctor or public health nurse, and people referred for testing are to be informed of the reasons and procedure of the tests, which are only to be carried out with their consent.

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