How may an employer show themselves to have provided a "reasonable accommodation" to employees who have been directed by a physician to use CBD, even though such use may result in a positive drug test?
An employer would follow the “accommodation” guidelines as indicated in their employment policy. The corporate HR group should assess whether or not efforts have been appropriate and should indicate when those efforts have been exhausted. Reasonable accommodations are changes made to accommodate a person’s disability, i.e., allowing someone to sit instead of stand, modifying work schedules, modifying work duties, placing an employee on leave until they complete all medication, etc.
How do I change over to eCCFs?
If you’re not yet utilizing eCCFs, it’s easy to get started! Simply click on the yellow “WalkMe” button at the top of DISAWorks or DISA360, then select “Order a Drug Test (eCCF)”. The guided WalkMe process will take you step-by-step through the entire process. Get started at our article "How to Get Started Using eCCFs"
It is said that you would have to take CBD in 1000-2000mg doses for it to show up on a test and the fact that THC products are not regulated, and the dosing could be off. Is that true for everyone, or do some clients get to decide their threshold?
There is no test for CBD, DISA’s tests will screen for THC or cannabinoids. Any test that screens for THC or cannabinoids is going to report findings for THC or cannabinoids that exceed the panel thresholds (levels). The origin of the substance will not be considered by the Medical Review Officer (MRO). DISA’s non-DOT corporate policy offers clients the option to customize testing panels.