This is my first post but I have lurked for a while. I have looked over many posts relating to this, but can't really find an answer. I have looked at the state laws regarding confidentiality as well. So I will attempt to be concise.
Took my pre-employment drug screen following offer of employment and listed every medication I was on.
Well, 3 weeks went by and I received a call from HR stating my initial test came back positive. I never received a call from the MRO. The HR rep stated that she saw my list of prescriptions, which I knew it would show up.
Here is the unusual part. She stated she had talked with "managers", in which I am not sure who she meant, and it had been agreed upon that I come in and retake the test and show the HR personell proof of my prescription. I agreed, and retook the test.
Here is my issue with this:
-in person she assured me this was confidential, but over the phone she said that she had talked with the "managers", and agreed to let me retake the test.
-Why was she notified of a positive test before I was even contacted by the MRO?
-the first specimen was a split specimen, so why was it necessary for me to retake the test?
-Aren't specimens considered valid for a while if properly stored?
This is my first job, and this whole chain of events seems unusual. I had to retake the test last week and still am starting orientation this week. So does anyone have any advice regarding how I should follow up this situation to ensure the first test is not attributed to my personal file in any way? I feel my confidentiality may have been violated if this was in anyway discussed with nursing managers on me having to retake the drug test due to a positive, from valid prescriptions.