UAMS ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDE

NUMBER: 4.4.06
DATE: 09/01/00
REVISION:

SECTION: HUMAN RESOURCES
AREA: EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
SUBJECT: SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICY

PURPOSE

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)

POLICY

  1. 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.
  2. 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 including termination.
  3. 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.

REFERENCE
1 UAMS 4.4.05, Drug-Free Workplace
2. UAMS 3.1.14, Drug Testing