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Legal Information: Indiana
Updated: October 27, 2020
When can a judge order that a parent be drug tested?
A judge can require a parent to undergo drug testing as a condition to using his/her parenting time if either of the following are true:
- the parent has a history of unlawful drug use within the last five years; or
- there is a “reasonable likelihood” that the parent is currently using unlawful drugs.1
The parent who has to take the drug tests is also responsible for paying the costs of the drug testing.2
1 IC 31-17-2-21.8(a)
2 IC 31-17-2-21.8(c)
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