Drug and Alcohol Testing
Commercial Driver License
For the safety of its motorists and to comply with federal regulations, Indiana maintains a drug testing program for employees who are required to maintain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). The program encompasses pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post accident, return-to-duty and follow-up drug testing.
Testing Designated Position (TDP)
A position that has been identified by the Agency as one for which pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing is legally permissible. The Agency Head shall determine and specify the criteria and procedures to be applied in designating a position for testing. View pages 10-11 of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Responsibilities and Procedures for more information.
Follow the applicable procedures listed in the next section, Agency Protocol for Testing Procedures, for each type of testing, i.e. pre-employment, random, etc.
Agency Protocol for Testing Procedures
Electronic Chain of Custody Form (eCCF) Process
As of August 1, 2017, an Electronic Chain of Custody Form (eCCF) will replace the paper chain of custody forms for employees or prospective employees of Indiana state government who visit an approved testing/collection site for a drug or alcohol test. Procedures and forms for on-worksite, mobile unit collections do not change.
The new chain of custody form is also known as ePassport and must be completed by an authorized and trained individual prior to each drug or alcohol test conducted at a collection site. Authorization is through the agency/facility’s DER or HRD, and training is available in PS/ELM. Authorized individuals may access the ePassport system through this link https://www.aleredatalink.com/Scheduling.aspx.
- Pre-employment TDP Testing
- Pre-employment CDL Testing
- Frequently asked questions about Random Testing
Any employee is subject to reasonable suspicion drug/alcohol testing. For non-CDL covered employees, there are general guidelines and protocol to follow.
- View frequently asked questions about reasonable suspicion
- View federally regulated requirements for CDL covered employee reasonable suspicion testing
Testing for non-CDL covered employees may be initiated if the accident or unsafe practice meets certain criteria. There are very specific criteria for post-accident testing of CDL-covered employees.
Pre-Employment Applicant Testing Form
This form is for a candidate’s signature to acknowledge a pre-employment controlled substance test. It also indicates the candidate’s acceptance that if the test results are anything other than negative, they will be disqualified for employment with the state of Indiana.
Request/Consent Background Information Form - Applicable to CDL covered positions
These forms are completed to obtain DOT-regulated testing results from previous employers and to inquire if the employee has tested positive or refused to test on a DOT-covered pre-employment test. Form C allows for employee acknowledgement of receipt of educational material.
Please see Agency Protocol for Testing Procedures, Pre-employment CDL for details.
- Form A - Drug and Alcohol Background Check Form
- Form A-2 - Previous Pre-employment Employee Alcohol and Drug Test Statement
- Form C - Certificate of Receipt
- Form E - DOT-CDL-Post-Accident Documentation Form
Off-Site Collection Form
These forms are required for testing that is conducted in an off-site collection facility. There are separate forms for CDL and TDP. The DER should complete the form, fax a copy of it to Midwest Toxicology and have the employee take a copy of the form with them to the collection site. The employee should also be given the applicable collection kit to take with them to the collection site.
Random Pool Add/Delete Form - CDL Only
This form needs to be completed and faxed to Midwest Toxicology for any event that would require adding or deleting a person’s name to the CDL random testing pool. Events include: a new hire employee in a CDL position, for which a negative pre-employment test result has been received, an employee in a CDL position who separates from employment with the state and/or who transfers to another agency or non-CDL position.
Re-order Form for Collection Samples
This form needs to be completed and faxed to Midwest Toxicology when collection kit supplies are low. It may be used to order either CDL or TDP collection kits.
Observed Behavior - Reasonable Suspicion Record
These forms (DOT/CDL and Non-DOT) may be utilized to document the witnessed behaviors of the employee that provokes sending the employee for drug/alcohol testing.
- DOT Observed Behavior/Reasonable Suspicion Record
- Non-DOT Observed Behavior – Reasonable Suspicion Record
- Refusal to Test Documentation Form
Drug/Alcohol Testing Program Administrator
Midwest Toxicology Services, LLC
Note: At times it may be necessary to utilize a local area collection site for testing that Midwest Toxicology has not scheduled an on-site mobile collection unit. See the protocol for using a local area collection site