(Recorded Webinar) Drug-free Workplace Act: Developing and Implementing a Policy that Works for Your Health Center

Duration: 45 minutes
Recorded on: 8/16/2022

This webinar is the second of three parts in FTLF’s Essential Compliance and Risk Management Policies and Procedures for Health Centers webinar series. To purchase the series at a discounted rate, click here.

In the more than two decades since the Drug-Free Workplace Act was signed, the compliance and risk management landscape has evolved dramatically. The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires covered organizations to implement a policy prohibiting the distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance in the workplace; to notify employees that compliance with the policy is a condition of employment; to establish a drug-free awareness program; and to notify contract or grant agencies of certain employee convictions. Health centers must balance these compliance requirements as states legalize controlled substances and as employees are personally and professionally impacted by the opioid crisis.

In this webinar, we will review the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act, including tips for establishing (or revising) your health center’s program and policy. The presenters will also discuss employee drug testing policies and procedures and the interaction with other federal laws and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)’s exclusion authorities.

Target Audience

  • Compliance Officers/Risk Managers
  • Grants Managers
  • Human Resources
  • Credentialing
  • Operations

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the applicable requirements under the Drug-Free Workplace Act
  • Develop and/or update their health center’s Drug-Free Workplace policy
  • Understand key compliance and risk management considerations of implementing an employee drug testing policy and procedure 
Course summary
Available credit: 
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A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]


As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture.  Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2.  She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance


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This webinar is the second of three parts in FTLF’s Essential Compliance and Risk Management Policies and Procedures for Health Centers webinar series. To purchase the series at a discounted rate, click here.


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