SEC. 71-3-219. [Confidentiality of results of substance abuse program.]
(1) All information, interview, reports, statements, memoranda and test results, written or otherwise, received by the employer through a substance abuse program are confidential communications as they pertain to the employee only and may not be used or received in evidence, obtained in discovery or disclosed in any public or private proceedings, except as provided in Sections 71-7-1 through 71-7-33, Mississippi Code of 1972.
(2) Release of any such information under any other circumstance shall be solely pursuant to a written consent form signed voluntarily by the person tested, unless such release is compelled by an agency of the state or a court of competent jurisdiction or unless deemed appropriate by a professional or occupational licensing board in a related disciplinary proceeding. The consent form must contain at a minimum:
(a) The name of the person who is authorized to obtain the information;
(b) The purpose of the disclosure;
(c) The precise information to be disclosed;
(d) The duration of the consent; and
(e) The signature of the person authorizing release of the information.
(3) Nothing in this act shall be construed to call for actions that may violate federal or state confidentiality statutes for employee assistance professionals and alcohol and other drug abuse counseling or treatment providers.
SOURCES: 1997 Laws, Chapter 455, Sec. 10, SB2811, Effective July 1, 1997.