Currently, the hospital I work at performs urine drug tests to patients who meet certain requirements like no prenatal care, questionable appearance or behavior, low birth weight, still birth or miscarriage, any hx of use...you get the point. The patients are not informed they have even been tested unless the test comes back positive-then the social worker is called and she's who tells them.
A new policy is in the process of being passed about having the patients sign a consent for this testing. If the patient refuses, they plan to test the baby without permission after birth with the refusal as "reasonable cause". I don't see the point in the policy (I support the random tests), but I was wondering if anyone else works where they have this rule?