UWHC is dedicated to providing a safe environment, as well as promoting the health and welfare of its patients, visitors and employees. Employees are expected to report for work unimpaired in their ability to perform their duties at all work times. When conditions of impairment exist that may affect the ability of an employee to perform his/her job in a safe and productive manner, the employee will be required to undergo a fitness-for-duty evaluation. Where an employee is believed to be impaired, a manager or person in charge will arrange for the employee’s safe transportation home. UWHC is obligated by accreditation requirements and state and federal laws and regulations to maintain a drug-free workplace.
Additionally, this policy provides guidance in situations when information exists to believe that an employee, either at or outside of the workplace, is believed to present a danger to him/herself and/or others.
Policy 9.34 Fitness for Duty: Impaired Employee
Policy 9.05 Personnel