Praos health cooperates with our customers in their quest to provide a safe and drug-free work environment. With this goal in mind and because of the serious drug abuse problem in today's workplace, we established the following policy for existing and future users of Praos platform.
Praos Health will immediately suspend a clinician's account for any of the following reasons as reported by our customers:
- The use, possession, solicitation for, or sale of narcotics or other illegal drugs, alcohol, or prescription medication without a prescription at a health facility or while working.
- Being impaired or under the influence of legal or illegal drugs or alcohol away from the health facility—if such impairment or influence adversely affects the professional's work performance, compromises the safety of the employee or others, or puts the health facility's reputation at risk.
- Possession, use, solicitation for, or sale of legal or illegal drugs or alcohol away from the health facility —if such activity or involvement adversely affects the employee's work performance, compromises the safety of the employee or of others, or puts the facility's reputation at risk.
- The presence of any detectable amount of prohibited substances in the professional's possession while at work, while at a health facility, or while working. "Prohibited substances" include illegal drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs not taken in accordance with a prescription given to the professional.
Healthcare organizations may conduct drug/alcohol testing under any of the following scenarios:
- FOR-CAUSE TESTING: Healthcare organizations may ask a health professional to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test at any time it feels that the professional may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, including, but not limited to, the following circumstances: evidence of drugs or alcohol on or about the professional's person or in the employee's vicinity, unusual conduct on the professional's part that suggests impairment or influence of drugs or alcohol, negative performance patterns, or excessive and unexplained absenteeism or tardiness.
- POST-ACCIDENT TESTING: Any professional involved in an on-the-job accident or injury under circumstances that suggest possible use or influence of drugs or alcohol in the accident or injury event may be asked to submit to a drug and/or alcohol test. "Involved in an on-the-job accident or injury" means not only the one who was or could have been injured but also any professional who potentially contributed to the accident or injury event in any way.
- If a professional is tested for drugs or alcohol outside of the job context and the test results indicate a violation of this policy, or if a professional refuses a request to submit to testing under this policy, the professional's Praos account may be suspended at the request of the employer.