I do know that Georgia Board of Nursing is now as of November 2019; has added to the testing of impaired nurses, and it doesn't matter if they don't have an alcohol problem or not. They are now handing down PEth testing for 2 years, along with hair follicle tests which are quarterly and urine drug screens too. Now with that being said, the peer assistance program makes us take 24 urine screens a year. Including the monthly PEth tests. So I am not sure if they don't trust the PEth tests or if they just want us so poor .
PEth tests are $130 to $176
Hair $85- 150
Urine $42.50- $ 58.50.
Weekly meetings $25-30
Monthly lab fees. $50.
So roughly it's $400 a month, none of which can be billed against insurance.
I am passionate about this. I had false positives and then they were adding more tests and another psych exam which was more money.
It is a soapbox of mine