Drug & alcohol pathology/testing at Gore District Council

Lynn Worthington made this Official Information request to Gore District Council

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From: Lynn Worthington

Dear Gore District Council,

Please supply the following information under the [Official Information Act (OIA) / Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA)]:
1. Does the organisation carry out drugs and alcohol testing (among employees or other persons)?
2. If drug and alcohol testing does take place at the organisation:
a. Who currently provides the testing service i.e., name of service provider(s)?
b. For each (named) service provider:
i. What is the nature of the drug & alcohol testing service delivered e.g., saliva, urine, breath and alcohol and synthetic cannabinoids?
ii. In what geographic location(s) is the service delivered?
iii. Is the service provided under contract? If yes:
1. How many contracts does the provider have with your organisation?
2. What is the term of that/those contract(s)?
3. What is the dollar value of that/those contract(s)?
4. Are there options for renewing that/those contract(s)?
c. What organisation(s)/company(ies) previously conducted drug and alcohol testing for your organisation (repeat all of ‘b’ for previous service providers)?
If you need any more information from me, please let me know as soon as possible.
I understand that a decision on a request for information under the [OIA/LGOIMA] should be made within 20 working days of receiving that request.
If you do not normally deal with official information requests, or you need advice on dealing with this request, guidance is available from the Ombudsman at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz.

Yours faithfully,
Lynn Worthington

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Dear Lynn, your official information request refers.


In response to your enquiry, I can confirm that the Gore District Council
does not carry out drug or alcohol testing amongst its employees or other


We are working towards introducing a Drug and Alcohol Policy which will no
doubt include some form of testing, however, that is still to be


If you require any further information, please let me know.


Regards, Susan Jones


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