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Employee Health: Iowa

Employee Health requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Stuart R. Buttrick, Susan W. Kline and Tareen Zafrullah, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


  • Iowa's Smokefree Air Act prohibits smoking in enclosed places of employment. See Iowa Smokefree Air Act.
  • The Medical Cannabidiol Act permits the use of medical marijuana for qualified medical conditions. See Medical Marijuana.
  • Employers that conduct drug or alcohol testing or retesting are required to provide each employee subject to testing, including prospective employees, with a written policy. See Alcohol and Drug Testing.
  • Employers that require an employee to receive a COVID-19 vaccine must waive the requirement if the employee requests a waiver and submits certain information. See COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Exemptions.
  • Iowa has a Good Samaritan Law. See Good Samaritan Law.
  • Waterloo has requirements pertaining to smoking. See Local Requirements.