Iowa Admin. Code r. 657-30.5 - Terms of participation

A participant shall agree to comply with the program terms of participation established in the initial agreement and the contract. Participants will be responsible for all expenses incurred to comply with the terms imposed by the program. Terms of participation specified in the contract shall include, but not be limited to:

(1) Duration. The length of time a participant may participate in the program shall be determined by the committee in accordance with the following:
a. Participation in the program for participants impaired as a result of a substance use disorder is set at a minimum of three years. The committee may offer a contract with a shorter duration to a participant who can demonstrate successful participation in another state's monitoring program, who can document similar experience, or who, as a board referral, has successfully completed a portion of the monitoring period established in the board order.
b. Length of participation in the program for participants with impairments resulting from mental or physical conditions will vary depending upon the recommendations provided by health care providers and the determination of the committee following review of all relevant information.
(2) Requirements. The committee shall establish terms of participation designed to meet the specific needs of a participant. The committee shall determine the type of recovery, rehabilitation, or maintenance program required to treat the participant's impairment. The contract shall provide a detailed description of the goals of the program, the requirements for successful participation, and the participant's obligations therein. The committee may establish terms of participation specific to a participant's impairment including, but not limited to, the following: treatment, aftercare, worksite monitoring, chemical screening, further evaluations, structured recovery meetings, therapy, and medication management.
(3) Practice restrictions. The committee may impose restrictions on the license to practice as a term of the initial agreement or contract until such time as the committee receives a report from an approved evaluator, and the committee determines, based on all relevant information, that the participant is capable of practicing with reasonable skill and safety. As a condition of participation in the program, a licensee is required to agree to restricted practice in accordance with the terms specified in the initial agreement or contract. In the event the licensee refuses to agree to or comply with the practice restrictions, the committee shall refer the licensee to the board for appropriate action.
(4) Noncompliance. Noncompliance is the failure to adhere to the terms of the initial agreement or contract. Participants shall promptly notify the committee of any instances of noncompliance, including relapse. Any instances of significant noncompliance shall be reported by the committee to the board. The report shall include a description of the noncompliance and the committee's recommendation as to whether the participant should remain in the program.


Iowa Admin. Code r. 657-30.5
Amended by IAB December 7, 2016/Volume XXXIX, Number 12, effective 1/11/2017

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