Required urine tests for employees in organizations which require operating a vessel or vehicle - Coast Guard, OPALCO, school districts, etc. use to be done at Inter Island Medical Center. The specimens were sent to a variety of labs depending on which one the organization had chosen.
PeaceHealth wants just one reference lab used. The organizations had to agree on the choice of lab.
Beth Gieger said, "It is definitely a priority." The procedures are being finalized and she expects the testing will be offered soon.