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Code of Virginia
Title 54.1. Professions and Occupations
Chapter 29. Medicine and Other Healing Arts

§ 54.1-2923.1. Programs for impaired practitioners.

A. The Board may implement an impaired practitioners program for persons regulated under this chapter. For this purpose, the Board may enter into contracts with a nonprofit corporation or professional organization which may include, but need not be limited to, the following components:

1. A requirement that the contractor enter into contracts with providers of treatment;

2. Evaluation of reports of suspected impairment;

3. Intervention in cases of verified impairment;

4. Referrals of impaired practitioners to treatment programs;

5. Monitoring of the treatment and rehabilitation of impaired practitioners, including any practitioners ordered to enter the program by the Board;

6. Post-treatment monitoring and support of rehabilitated impaired practitioners;

7. Performance of such other activities as may be agreed upon by the Board; and

8. Provision of prevention and education services.

B. Any contract executed pursuant to subsection A shall be financed by a surcharge on each license or certificate issued under this chapter. Such funds shall be used solely for the implementation of the impaired practitioners program.

1997, c. 469.

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