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    Default Can Protective Services Drug Test Members of a Parent's Household

    My boyfriend just had his kids placed back with him from cps. I know they can test him at anytime but can they test me, scheduled or randomly just because they live with me?

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    Ordinarily the court has absolutely no jurisdiction over you. But why were the children removed to begin with?

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    Default Re: Is CPS Allowed to Drug Test Me As the Girlfriend with Whom He and His Kids Live w

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    My boyfriend just had his kids placed back with him from cps. I know they can test him at anytime but can they test me, scheduled or randomly just because they live with me?
    Not directly.

    But if CPS tells him you get tested or he loses his kids, are you going to tell him no?

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    Default Re: Is CPS Allowed to Drug Test Me As the Girlfriend with Whom He and His Kids Live w

    If the case is still open, they can test anyone in the household.

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    If the case is still open, they can test anyone in the household.

    Neither CPS nor the court can compel this third party to take a drug test. They can ask, but they cannot force the issue.

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    Default Re: Is CPS Allowed to Drug Test Me As the Girlfriend with Whom He and His Kids Live w

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    Neither CPS nor the court can compel this third party to take a drug test. They can ask, but they cannot force the issue.
    However, just to repeat what was already pointed out, if she refuses, CPS might refuse to continue placing the children with their father.

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    Default Re: Is CPS Allowed to Drug Test Me As the Girlfriend with Whom He and His Kids Live w

    Oh yes, of course!

    But that wasn't the question.

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    Oh yes, of course!

    But that wasn't the question.
    The question asked "can they test" not "can they compel the test."


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    Default Re: Can Protective Services Drug Test Members of a Parent's Household

    You could refuse, they could remove the kids. Are you feeling lucky?

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