Policy Manual


Drug Free Workplace      

Type: Policy                 Category: Human Resources                 Level: Community Care 

Parties: Community Care employees and contractees

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Supporting References: 

Parent Effective Date Approval Level Revision Dates Last Reviewed
N/A  3-1-1999  Board  9/08  9-25-2008
Related Document Code Related Document Name Type
7.MEP.14 Drug Free Workplace Procedure

Policy:  Community Care policy is that each employee has the obligation to report to work fit for duty. This means, among other things, that each employee has the responsibility to report to work unimpaired by alcohol, illegal drugs, narcotics or unprescribed medication. No employee may be at a work site, or conduct agency business, while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, narcotics or unprescribed medication, regardless of when or where the consumption occurred. Community Care prohibits the possession, manufacture, distribution or unlawful use of illegal drugs, narcotics or unprescribed drugs by employees. Employees who violate this policy may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination as described in Community Care Policy 7.ME.20, Disciplinary Procedures & Dismissal for Cause. In addition, however, Community Care recognizes its role in treating substance abuse and, if appropriate, an employee may be offered the opportunity to receive treatment and rehabilitation in lieu of termination.