Drug Abuse Procedure - 63.11.03
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Howard Community College employees and students are expected to be unimpaired by legal or illegal drugs while in the workplace, on college property, or at college-sponsored events. Illegal drugs, including but not limited to unauthorized medicinal marijuana, are not permitted on college-owned or controlled property, or at any college sponsored program or activity, whether on-campus or off-campus. Guidelines for students are detailed in the student handbook.
Employees who show evidence of being under the influence of drugs while at the college may be subjected to an immediate drug screening in accordance with college procedure 63.11.04, Employee Drug and Alcohol Testing. Evidence of being under the influence consists of actions, appearance, speech, or odors that reasonably cause a supervisor to believe that the employee is impaired. “Under the influence of drugs” means a confirmed positive test result for illegal drug use, or the misuse of legal drugs including the usage of medical marijuana without proper authorization and documentation, the usage of prescription drugs inconsistent with authorization, or the usage of any legal drug to the point of being impaired from the performance of the employee’s assigned duties.
Employees or students who violate this procedure will be subject to disciplinary action.
Effective Date: 02/08/19
President's Office Use: VPAF/VPSS - CAT