(1) The board approves a program to provide assistance, rehabilitation, and aftercare monitoring to all licensed healthcare providers under the jurisdiction of the board who are suspected and/or found to be physically or mentally impaired by habitual intemperance or the excessive use of addictive drugs, alcohol, or any other drug or substance, or by mental or chronic physical illness.

(2) The board encourages and permits the rehabilitation of licensees based upon the extent to which the public health, safety, and welfare can be assured. Early intervention and referral are paramount to promoting public health, safety, and welfare.

History: 37-1-131, 37-4-205, 37-29-201, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-312, 37-4-311, 37-4-312, 37-4-313, 37-4-314, MCA; NEW, 2007 MAR p. 43, Eff. 1/12/07.