[353G-10] Drug testing or assessment fees. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the agency responsible for monitoring a person's compliance with the terms and conditions of parole or other release from a correctional center or facility shall impose upon the person reasonable fees to cover the cost of:

(1) Any drug test of the person required or ordered under this chapter; and

(2) Any assessment of the person required or ordered under this chapter.

The fees shall not be less than the actual and administrative costs of a drug test or assessment. The fees may be deducted from any income a person has received as a result of labor performed in a correctional center or facility or any type of work release program.

(b) Upon a finding of indigence, the agency responsible for monitoring a person's compliance with the terms and conditions of parole or other release from a correctional center or facility shall require the person to pay as much of the fee as is consistent with the person's ability to pay.

(c) All fees collected pursuant to subsection (a)(1) shall be forwarded to the agency responsible for monitoring the person's compliance with the terms and conditions of parole or other release from a correctional center or facility for payment of costs associated with the agency's drug testing program.

(d) All fees collected pursuant to subsection (a)(2) shall be forwarded to the assessment program for payment of costs associated with the provision of assessments. [L 1998, c 152, pt of 2]

 

 

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