36-2A-1. Definitions.

Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1)    "Board," a licensing board authorized in title 36;

(2)    "Health professionals assistance program," or "program," a confidential program designed to monitor and manage the treatment and continuing care of a health professional who may be unable to practice with reasonable skill or safety, or whose practice poses a risk to the public, if the professional's mental health or substance use related issue or disorder is not appropriately managed;

(3)    "Impaired," the inability of a licensee to practice with reasonable skill or safety, or whose practice poses a risk to the public as a result of unmanaged or undermanaged mental health or substance use related issue or disorder;

(4)    "Program personnel," persons or entities providing services for or on behalf of a licensing board's health professionals assistance program.

Source: SL 1996, ch 227, § 1; SL 2013, ch 171, § 1; SL 2021, ch 170, § 1.