36-2A-2. Health professional assistance program--Standards.

A board may conduct, or contract for services with an entity to conduct, a health professionals assistance program to protect the public from impaired persons regulated by the board. The program does not affect a board's authority to discipline violators of a board's practice act.

A health professionals assistance program shall include the following standards:

(1)    Program personnel qualified to manage mental health and substance use related issues and disorders;

(2)    Admission criteria;

(3)    Criteria for denial of admission pursuant to § 36-2A-8;

(4)    Program participation components;

(5)    Termination criteria; and

(6)    Successful discharge criteria.

Source: SL 1996, ch 227, § 2; SL 2013, ch 171, § 2; SL 2021, ch 170, § 3.