Effective July 1, 2010, the Board
participates in the Health Professionals' Services Program (HPSP).
(a) The Board establishes procedures to
process cases of licensees preparatory to transfer to HPSP.
(b) The procedures will be confidential,
non-disciplinary, and voluntary.
(c) The Executive Director will have overall
management responsibilities for the procedures. The Executive Director will
designate Board staff to serve as Diversion Coordinator(s) who will manage and
conduct investigations and report to the Board.
(d) The Diversion Coordinator(s) will
investigate information related to addiction to, dependence upon, or abuse of
alcohol, drugs, or mind altering substances or mental health disorders, by
licensees and provide licensees with resources for evaluations, if appropriate.
Only licensees of
the Board who meet the referral criteria may be referred by the Board to the
(a) The Board may refer a licensee to
the HPSP in lieu of public discipline.
(b) In the event a licensee declines to
submit to an evaluation or declines referral to HPSP, the Diversion
Coordinator(s) will present the matter to the Board for decision and the
Board's action may jeopardize the confidential nature of licensee's status as a
candidate for, or enrollment in, HPSP.
Or. Admin. R.
OBD 2-2010(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 8-6-10 thru 2-1-11; OBD 1-2011, f. 1-11-11, cert. ef. 2-1-11;
OBD 3-2013, f. 10-24-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14
Stat. Auth.: ORS 676, 679 & 680
Stats. Implemented: ORS