New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 10 - PUBLIC SAFETY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 12 - PUBLIC DEFENDER DEPARTMENT
Part 8 - DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
Section 10.12.8.13 - REPORTING OF TEST RESULTS

Universal Citation: 10 NM Admin Code 10.12.8.13

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 6, March 26, 2024

A. Drug and alcohol test results shall be reported only to the substance abuse coordinator or designee.

B. The test report shall contain the specimen number assigned by the agency, the laboratory accession number and results of the tests. All specimens negative on the initial test or negative on the confirmatory test shall be reported as negative. Only specimens confirmed positive shall be reported positive. Results may be transmitted to the substance abuse coordinator by various means including certified mail with return receipt requested, courier service, or electronic mail in a secure area (e.g., facsimile or computer). Certified copies of all analytical results and chain-of-custody forms shall be available from the laboratory when requested by the chief, or substance abuse coordinator or designee.

C. The substance abuse coordinator or designee shall advise employees in writing of positive test results.

D. All records pertaining to a given urine specimen shall be retained by the laboratory for a minimum of two years.

E. Only those members of management who need to know shall be made aware of the test results. Breach of confidentiality may be grounds for disciplinary action.

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