Any employer who is trying to stay vigilant against drug use surely knows that employees could fool testing methods such as urinalysis and saliva swabs. By making use of specially designed tools to elude detection, drug users have long been able to substitute clean urine for their own or dilute their urine to deceive the test. Fortunately for concerned employers and parents, drug test cheaters around the country have been put on notice that deceiving a drug test constitutes criminal activity.
A bill proposed recently in the state of Missouri, by State Rep. Jeff Roorda (D, Barnhart), would “criminalize falsifying drug or alcohol test results, as well as make products designed to do so illegal. Sales or free distribution of such products would be a misdemeanor, while using such products would be a felony.” The new law would effectively limit the availability of drug test cheating tools, increasing the reliability and effectiveness of current drug testing standards. Congress has taken notice and a similar proposal has been offered in the House of Representatives, legislation which would apply the Missouri law to the entire country. While there are still details to iron out during debates and drafting sessions, it appears that employers and parents will soon be given valuable peace of mind, knowing that their drug test results have not been tampered with or altered in any way.