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Can my doctor drug test me without consent?

Postby jordi » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:16 pm

I'm going in this week to have some blood taken to be checked on a few routine things, thyroid levels, cholesterol, etc. I was just wondering if my doctor can legally check me for drugs without my consent, after he has taken my blood, i will / have not consented to any drug testing, was just wondering if he can do it if he feels like it.

He is my family doctor, not an ER doctor.

I live in South Dakota, not sure if a law like this would vary by the state you live in.
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Can my doctor drug test me without consent?

Postby jolie95 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:17 pm

No he can't unless your a minor and your parent/guardian requested it. And even if he did, which he won't, he isn't aloud to do anything about it to anyone besides you. Due to doctor/patient confidentiality laws. I know plenty of people who tell their doctors about their drug use, but their doctors(by law) aren't aloud to tell anyone.
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