W. Va. Code R. § 5-15-3 - Dental Recovery Network Agreements

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

3.1. Dental Recovery Network Agreements with the Board require the following:
3.1.1. Upon receiving a report or request about possible impairment of a licensee from a licensee or another interested party, the Executive Director will make contact with the licensee to verify the information.
3.1.2. If it is determined there is sufficient reason for action, such as behavioral signs, documented evidence of impairment, and/or drug abuse or diversion, the Executive Director shall encourage the licensee to present himself or herself to the WVDRN office within 48 hours of initial contact for an interview.
a. If the licensee resists coming in for an interview, the Executive Director shall pursue one repeat contact.
b. After two unsuccessful interventions within a period not to exceed 14 days, the Executive Director shall inform the licensee of the program's intent to close the file and disclose all evidence of impairment allowed by law to the Board.
3.1.3. After the licensee arrives at the network office, the program's Executive Director shall conduct an interview and determine what steps are needed to be taken and will arrange for an appropriate assessment.
3.1.4. After receiving results of an assessment, the Executive Director shall draft an appropriate agreement for further assessment, treatment, and monitoring. If a diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence as per the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association is made, the Executive Director shall arrange for further evaluation and treatment of the licensee to be conducted at a facility or by an individual approved by the program. If there is insufficient evidence to warrant a diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence, the Executive Director shall place the file in an inactive status, and destroy the file after 5 years.
3.1.5. The Executive Director shall draw up a final agreement between the licensee and the program for the licensee to enter into a treatment or other appropriate program. The Executive Director shall work with the treatment provider to determine the guidelines of treatment and aftercare, and shall consult with the primary care giver on a regular basis;
3.1.6. The Executive Director shall collect appropriate paper work, as specified in the contract, regarding treatment progress, group therapy participation, urine and blood analysis, discharge summaries, etc;
3.1.7. Monitors shall assist the licensee in transition into the workplace by providing information if requested to the supervisors and co-workers regarding chemical dependency, relapse, and diversion; and
3.1.8. Upon the completion of treatment and rehabilitation, and the expiration of the 5 year recovery contract, the network shall conclude involvement with the licensee.

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W. Va. Code R. § 5-15-3

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