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Title 21 : Labor

Chapter 005 : EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES

Subchapter 011 : Drug Testing

(Cite as: 21 V.S.A. § 516)
  • § 516. Confidentiality

    (a) Any health care information about an individual to be tested shall be collected only by a medical review officer. This information shall be confidential and shall not be released to anyone except the individual tested, and may not be obtained by court order or process, except as provided in this subchapter. In addition, a medical review officer shall not reveal the identity of an individual being tested to any person, including the laboratory.

    (b) Employers, medical review officers, laboratories, and the agents of any of these, who receive or have access to information about drug test results, shall keep all information confidential. Release of such information under any other circumstance shall be solely pursuant to a written consent form signed voluntarily by the person tested, except where such release is compelled by a court of competent jurisdiction in connection with an action brought under this subchapter.

    (c) If information about drug test results is released contrary to the provisions of this subchapter, it shall be inadmissible as evidence in any judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding, except in a court of competent jurisdiction in connection with an action brought under this subchapter. (Added 1987, No. 61, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; amended 2001, No. 92 (Adj. Sess.), § 5, eff. May 1, 2002; 2015, No. 23, § 12.)