Drug screens considered for Michigan's welfare recipients
Michigan officials are considering drug screening recipients of welfare benefits, according to a Detroit News report.
Michigan's Department of Human Services wants to roll out a program requiring drug screening for individuals who receive aid from the Family Independence Program. That program provides financial support for pregnant women and low-income families with children, the report said.
Recipients who fail the screening — a process that could be as simple as questions asked on an application form — would be required to undergo mandatory drug testing, according to DHS.