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Simple FAQ on Florida Drug-Free Workplace Program

Will becoming a drug-free workplace save me money on my workers comp insurance premiums?

If you implement a drug-free workplace program in accordance with the criteria set forth in s.440.102, Florida Statutes, you may be eligible for a 5 percent premium credit from your insurance carrier to your workers’ compensation insurance premium. In addition to the premium credit, having a Workers’ Compensation Drug-Free Workplace Program may make your workplace safer, resulting in fewer accidents, which may reduce your workers’ compensation costs.

 

Am I required to become a carrier certified drug-free workplace?

Becoming a carrier certified drug-free workplace is voluntary. However, without the certification, you would not be eligible for any of the benefits provided under this program.

 

Under the Workers’ Compensation Drug-Free Workplace Program, can I conduct random drug testing of my employees?

In addition to the situations in which testing is mandatory, the law does not prohibit a private employer from conducting random testing or any other lawful testing of employees. A public employer may institute random testing of employees in “safety sensitive” or “special risk” occupations.

 

Can I use a breathalyzer as a valid drug testing method?

Under the Workers’ Compensation Drug-Free Workplace Program, the use of a breathalyzer cannot be used as a testing method for initial or confirmation tests.

 

What if an employee refuses to take a drug test?

If an injured worker refuses to submit to a test for drugs or alcohol, the employee may forfeit eligibility for medical and indemnity benefits. If an employee or job applicant refuses to submit to a drug test, the employer is permitted to discharge or discipline the employee or may refuse to hire the applicant (if specified in the written Drug-Free Workplace Policy), since, by law, refusal to submit to a drug test is presumed to be a positive test result.

 

If a terminated employee files for unemployment compensation benefits, may I inform the adjudicator that the employee was terminated as a result of a positive drug test?

The adjudicator is bound to maintain this information confidential under s.443.1715(3)(b), Florida Statutes, until introduced into the public record pursuant to a hearing conducted under s.443.151(4), Florida Statutes. Under all other instances employers may not release any information concerning drug test results obtained pursuant to section s.440.102(8), Florida Statutes, unless such release is compelled by an administrative law judge, a hearing officer, or a court of competent jurisdiction or is deemed appropriate by a professional or occupational licensing board in a related disciplinary proceeding.

 

Can I post the results of my employees’ drug tests?

All information, interviews, reports, statements, memoranda and drug test results, written or otherwise, received by the employer through a drug testing program is confidential and cannot be posted in any public manner.

 

Call us today and learn about IDENTICO’s Mobile Drug Testing solutions which are offered to local businesses and community organizations in South Florida. Say “No” to abuse of cocaine or marijuana at your workplace. Our mobile drug screening bus is capable to travel to your location and collect urine based drug tests on-site. The testing will be conducted in leading nationwide laboratories, and the results will be verified and signed by certified MRO (Medical Review Officer).

 

Contact us at (954) 239-8590 and we’ll stop unacceptable drug activities at your business.

 

IDENTICO LLC.

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Electronic Fingerprint Submissions for Individuals and Agencies Licensed Under Chapter 493, Florida Statutes

If you are applying for a license in the Private Investigative Industry, Recovery Industry, or Security Industry under the authority of Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, the following questions and answers will help guide you through the process of submitting your fingerprints electronically.

 

Please read this material carefully in its entirety. Take note that the procedure to follow in getting your fingerprints scanned and in submitting payment for the electronic fingerprint submission will depend upon where you go to get your prints taken. In the material on this site we have tried to spell out in detail the options available to you and the procedures to follow depending upon the option you select.

 

If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please call our Public Inquiry Section at 850-245-5691.

 

Q. Where can I get my fingerprints digitally scanned?

A: Applicants for an individual or agency license issued under the authority of Chapter 493, Florida Statutes, have a number of options as to where they can get their fingerprints taken. The options are enumerated below:

We strongly recommend you telephone your sheriff’s office in advance to confirm that particular office provides electronic fingerprint scanning services and to reserve an appointment time if one is necessary.
  • OPTION 1. Many of Florida’s 67 county sheriffs offer electronic fingerprinting services.
  • OPTION 2. You can have your fingerprints scanned at any one of our seven Regional Offices of Division of Licensing.
  • OPTION 3. There is also a small group of private vendors such as IDENTICO LLC that provide electronic fingerprinting services.
The documentation you receive when you get your fingerprints scanned will vary depending upon which option you select. Generally, however, the technician scanning your prints will give you some sort of RECEIPT and/or a PHOTOCOPY of your fingerprints upon completion of the scan.Please keep these documents. They contain your Transaction Control Number, which is needed if you pay for the fingerprinting service on line, rather than at the sheriff’s office or the private vendor. Also, copies of the documents should be submitted with your application.

 

Q. What is the cost of the electronic fingerprint submission?

  • OPTION 1. The fee for having your prints scanned at one of Division of Licensing Regional Offices is $42.
  • OPTION 2. The fee for your prints scanned at IDENTICO LLC is $48.25. No lines, No appointments, No government, No Bureaucracy.

(If you submit your fingerprints directly to Division of Licensing using the traditional “hard-card” fingerprint method along with payment for the fingerprint processing, the cost for the fingerprint submission is $42.)

 

Q. How do I submit payment for my electronic fingerprint submission?

  • OPTION 1. The Regional Division of Licensing Office where you have your fingerprints scanned can accept payment for this service.
  • OPTION 2. You can pay cash, credit card or with check at IDENTICO’s office after being fingerprinted.
The RECEIPT that the fingerprint technician gave you will include a Transaction Control Number (TCN) and your name. (The TCN will begin with 70SX, 70LX, 70SO, or 70C and be followed by a number that will consist of as many as 18 digits.

Q. What do I submit to the Division of Licensing after I have submitted payment?

A: Submit any RECEIPTS you have been given along with your application. If you were given a PHOTOCOPY of the electronic fingerprint submission, submit that  as well. Please be sure that you include all the documentation specified in the instructions included with your application package (completed application, passport-style color photograph, training documentation, proof of insurance, appropriate licensing fees, etc.).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATIONRemember that you do not have to submit any additional payment for the electronic fingerprint scan. You need only submit payment for the LICENSE FEEand APPLICATION FEE (if you are applying for a Class “D” Security Officer license or a Class “G” Statewide Firearm license you are not required to pay an APPLICATION FEE).You should submit your application to the Division of Licensing WITHIN 90 DAYS of your fingerprint-scan to avoid inconvenience and additional expense. Be sure to include the following items with your application: photocopies of your fingerprint scan and all receipts (including the CWCS receipt), a photograph, training documentation and a check or money order for the license fee. 

 

 

 

 

Here is how the 90-day time limit can spare you additional expense and inconvenience. The Federal Bureau of Investigation will allow TWO FINGERPRINT SUBMISSIONS for the fee remitted if both submissions occur within 180 days. If a problem occurs with your first fingerprint submission AND we do not receive your application until after 90 days has passed, we may not have adequate time in which to analyze the problem and notify you so that you can submit a second set of fingerprints within the 180-day time frame. In this circumstance, we would have no alternative but to require you to have your fingerprints scanned again, and this would require the payment of an additional fingerprint fee.

For the easy access we are adding the application for “C”, “D”,”E” and “G” licenses ready for downloading:

Download: Class “C” Private Investigator License Application

Download: Class “D” Security Officer License Application

Download: Class “E” Recovery Agent License Application

Download: Class “G” Statewide Firearms License Application