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Can doctors screen for drugs without patient consent during a lab test?

Dec 2012
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can drs drug screen u without patient consent during a lab test
Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 1 hour later

No, you can not be drug screened during a lab test without your consent except for legal issues (with police investigation on going) or during some job interview. Healthcare providers would not conduct any such tests on you without your prior consent and if they had to for health issues, they will definitely discuss that with you.

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