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Can you force your minor child to take a drug test?

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Can you force your minor child to take a drug test?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Lawgirl replied 9 years ago.


Thank you for your question.

Just as some employers require drug testing, some schools have now made drug testing mandatory. Therefore, parents have the ability to administer a drug test in the home. So to the extent you can ask your child to take a drug test, that is permissible. However, your questions is can you "force" the child to take the test. If your child refuses to take the test, in all practicality, you probably cannot force them to take the test. You can eagerly insist that they must take the test, but you may be infringing upon the law (and your child's rights) if you use physical force to make your child produce a sample for the test.

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