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Drug Free Workplace Act (1988) and the Equal Pay Act (1963)

In the Drug Free Workplace Act (1988) and the Equal Pay Act (1963), I must list both the positive and negative effect of these laws for the health care provider, the consumer, and health care employees. Any help is greatly appreciated

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I can see what you mean, and there is not much information on the effects of the two acts. One approach si to look at the purpose of the acts and then sketch from there the possible effects on the health care provider, the consumer, and health care employees.

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1. In the Drug Free Workplace Act (1988) and the Equal Pay Act (1963), I must list both the positive and negative effect of these laws for the health care provider, the consumer, and health care employees. I am getting completely confused especially on the positive and negative effect of the consumer. Any help is greatly appreciated.

1) Drug Free Workplace Act (1988)

A. Providers

Health care providers are organizations that help in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability such as hospitals and long-term care facilities. The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 requires some Federal contractors and all Federal grantees to agree that they will provide drug-free workplaces as a precondition of receiving a contract or grant from a Federal agency. Although all covered contractors and grantees must maintain a drug-free workplace, the specific components necessary to meet the requirements of the Act vary based on whether the contractor or grantee is an individual or an organization. The requirements for organizations are more extensive, because organizations have to take comprehensive, programmatic steps to achieve a workplace free of drugs. http://www.dol.gov/elaws/asp/drugfree/screenr.htm

All organizations covered by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 are required to provide a drug-free workplace by taking the following steps, which provide both positive (e.g., provide a safe work environment leads to higher productivity, fewer accidents, less absenteeism, to name a few) and negative aspects (e.g., time and effort it takes to comply with the act,, enforcing the act with employees):

1. Publish and give a policy statement to all covered employees informing them that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a ...

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This solution discusses the positive and negative effect of the Drug Free Workplace Act (1988) and the Equal Pay Act (1963) for the health care provider, the consumer, and health care employees.

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