Public comments for: Exceptions to Prohibition of Preemployment Testing for Marijuana


The exception should include all healthcare workers in all capacity. Healthcare workers (not just doctors, mid level providers, nurses) have tremendous responsibility of patient care and human life in general. Even a hospital cook for example if does not pay attention to food allergies and prepares something while under the influence of marijuana that can be hazardous to patient health. Being able to maintain a sustained level of alertness in healthcare setting is of vital importance and a mandatory requirement. And to be able to fulfill this requirement, not using marijuana is a duty. How long marijuana stays in the system, and at what level we see cognitive impairment (there is no specific level) and how we measure such impairment is all a gray area of science at this time. Hence, keeping healthcare settings free of marijuana is imperative. Thank you.
Agency: CCHR