Drug & alcohol pathology/testing at Northland Regional Council

Lynn Worthington made this Official Information request to Northland Regional Council

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From: Lynn Worthington

Dear Northland Regional 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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From: Beryl Steele
Northland Regional Council

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Good morning Lynn


In response to your query re drug and alcohol testing at Northland
Regional Council, we currently do not do any drug and alcohol testing
unless post incident or if there is reasonable cause.  We have not had to
do any post incident or have had reasonable cause to do any testing since
I started in 2018.


If we did do any testing we would likely use our current health service
provider WOHC.  As we have not done any testing I am unable to answer any
additional questions asked.


Ngā mihi

Beryl Steele

HR Manager
Northland Regional Council  »  Te Kaunihera ā rohe o Te Taitokerau


P (09) 470 1210 extn:  9088

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