New Mexico Administrative Code
Title 10 - PUBLIC SAFETY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Chapter 12 - PUBLIC DEFENDER DEPARTMENT
Part 8 - DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
Section 10.12.8.7 - DEFINITIONS

Universal Citation: 10 NM Admin Code 10.12.8.7

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

A. "Alcohol" means all consumable non-prescription substances which contain alcohol, specifically including, without limitation, spirits, wine, malt beverages, and intoxicating liquors.

B. "Aliquot" means a portion of a urine specimen used for testing.

C. "Chain of custody" refers to procedures to account for the integrity of each specimen by tracking its handling and storage from point of specimen collection to final disposition of the specimen. In any dispute regarding chain of custody, the identity and integrity of the sample at issue may be established by a preponderance of the evidence.

D. "Confirmatory test" means a second analytical procedure to identify the presence of a specific drug or metabolite in a urine specimen by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/ MS).

E. "Drug" means marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and amphetamines; a metabolite of those drugs; or any non-prescription substance containing those drugs.

F. "Initial test" means an immunoassay screen which meets the requirements of the food and drug administration to eliminate negative specimens from further consideration.

G. "Medical review officer" means a New Mexico based and licensed physician knowledgeable in the medical use of prescription drugs and alcohol and the pharmacology and toxicology of illicit drugs and alcohol.

H."Non-prescription" refers to all substances other than a substance prescribed by a doctor or licensed health professional to the employee.

I."On duty" means any time during an employee's regular workday or other period during which the employee is required or permitted to work by the employer, including overtime, lunch and other breaks, and anytime while operating or riding in a state vehicle.

J."Possession" means to knowingly have, own, or have on oneself the drug, the alcohol or both.

K."Reasonable suspicion" means a belief drawn from specific objective and articulable facts and the reasonable inferences drawn from those facts.

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