I applied for a position at a retail store and had to undergo a urinary analysis for a drug screening. On the chain of custody form states the Labcorp site of collection, the employer, the collectors name, as well as the MRO name and address. I received a call tonight from a different MRO listed, this is not affiliated with the MRO company/DR listed, however states he is calling on behalf of the company who has asked for the pre employment sample. Is there any legal ramifications of this in regards to HIPAA or possibly a break in the chain of custody?
Generally, you would have signed an authorization to allow the collector/an MRO/employer access to the test sample and test results. HIPPA provides that an employer may condition employment upon the receipt and sharing of personal medical information in the form of the test results. The Chain of Custody form pertains more to protecting the integrity of the sample and information, and not necessarily to whom may receive your results. To know more about whom the information could be shared with you would need to review the authorization forms you signed prior to testing. These form will most certainly discuss the HIPPA implication of your test results. - This answer in now way creates an attorney client relationship and is not legal advice.
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