(a)  The Department shall contract for testing services and shall provide supplies for testing juveniles for use of alcohol and controlled substances.

(b)  Alternate drug and alcohol testing services may be used for individual juveniles at the expense of the parent or another agency if approved by the court.

(c)  Other entities may be used to provide alcohol or drug testing services in a district if the chief court counselor submits a plan to the Department insuring that testing services that are at least equal to the services provided through the Department are readily available to the court for juveniles under the court's jurisdiction.

(d)  Juvenile court counselors shall administer drug and alcohol tests only if ordered by the court.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B-516(b)(7);

Temporary Adoption Eff. July 15, 2002;

Eff. April 1, 2003;

Transferred from 28 NCAC 04A .0106 Eff. June 1, 2013;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 9, 2018.