§ 2-229.03. Use of legal drugs.  

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  • The use of legal drugs, that are prescribed by licensed physicians for a specific medical purpose is not prohibited. However, such drugs can and often do have a direct impact on the vigilance, judgment and/or coordination of the employee and may adversely affect the employee's job performance and the employee's ability to work in a safe and efficient manner. This is particularly true in safety-sensitive assignments involving the operation of motor vehicles and other moving equipment. Therefore, an employee for whom a licensed physician or dentist prescribes a controlled substance must advise the supervisor immediately in order that an evaluation can be made on the impact, if any, on the safe and efficient operation of the city. Detection of a controlled substance will be presumed to be in violation of this policy unless the employee advises the supervisor of its medicinal use in advance. The supervisor must immediately advise the department head of such use by the employee.

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 1, 6-19-01)