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CM-7 Drug Free Workplace and Workforce

ATTACHMENT I | ATTACHMENT II

Purpose

To state the University's commitment to providing a drug free workplace and workforce pursuant to the provisions of the federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and interim Department of Defense rules for a program to achieve and maintain a drug free workforce.

Definitions

"drug free workplace" means a site for the performance of work at which employees are prohibited from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance in accordance with the requirements of the federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988.

"drug free workforce" means employees engaged in the performance of Department of Defense contracts who have been granted access to classified information; or employees in other positions that the contractor determines involve National Security, health or safety, or functions other than the foregoing requiring a high degree of trust and confidence.

"Controlled substance" means a controlled substance in schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812).

"Criminal drug statute" means a criminal statute involving manufacture, distribution, dispensation, use, or possession of any controlled substance.

"Conviction" means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or imposition of sentences, or both, by any judicial body charged with the responsibility to determine violations of the federal or state criminal drug statutes.

General Policy

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center is committed to providing a drug free workplace and seeks to make its employees aware of the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace as well as the availability of drug counseling, rehabilitation and employee assistance through various communications media. In accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and pursuant to applicable law, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance in the workplace is prohibited. Workplace shall include any location on University property in addition to any location from which an individual conducts University business while such business in being conducted. Without reference to any sanctions which may be assessed through criminal justice processes, violators of this policy will be subject to University disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

OPERATING PROCEDURES

Violations of law regarding controlled substances (illegal drugs) that occur in the workplace are to be reported to the LSUHSC Campus Police. Action by LSUHSC upon conviction of any employed for violation of the law as provided herein may include but is not limited to written disciplinary action, suspension without pay, demotion, and/or mandatory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program at the employee's expense, or termination of employment.

Specific provisions regarding a drug free workplace apply to employees directly engaged in the performance of work pursuant to the provisions of a federal grant or contract. These provisions are described in Attachment I.

Further specific provisions regarding a drug free workforce apply to employees directly engaged in the performance of work pursuant to Department of Defense contracts who have been granted access to classified information: or employees in other positions that the contractor determines involve National Security, health or safety, or functions other than the foregoing requiring a high degree of trust and confidence. These provisions are described in Attachment II.

Signed: John C. McDonald, M.D. Chancellor
June 1, 2001

ATTACHMENT I - DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

ATTACHMENT II - DRUG FREE WORKPLACE



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