UAMS ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE
It is the goal of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
(UAMS) to provide the highest quality health care, education and services available. To
achieve this goal it is important that administrators, faculty, staff, and students be
able to fulfill their respective roles without the impairment caused by intoxication or
addiction to alcohol or other drugs.
It is the policy of UAMS to provide a drug-free workplace. To support
our goal of a drug-free environment, the UAMS drug testing program has been established
and consist of (1) pre-employment drug testing, (2) for cause drug testing, and (3) random
drug testing. (See: 3.1.14, Drug Testing)
- No employee or student of UAMS may report for their assignments and/or classes impaired
by the use of alcohol or following the use of controlled substances.
- Nothing in this policy will preclude the medical or research use of
alcohol or controlled substances. Violators of this policy will be disciplined up to and
- It is the underlying philosophy of UAMS that addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs
represents a disease state, and treatment such problems is a legitimate part of medical
practice. Employees or students with an addiction to drugs or alcohol are encouraged to
seek help through the UAMS Employee Assistance Program or Student/Employee Health Service.
Individuals who seek help through the UAMS EAP or Student/Employee Health Service will not
be punished for seeking such help. However, appropriate disciplinary procedures linked to
performance criteria are not precluded by this policy.
1 UAMS 4.4.05, Drug-Free Workplace
2. UAMS 3.1.14,