(1) The Montana Board of Medical Examiners has established a program which provides assistance, rehabilitation, and after-care monitoring to all licensed health care 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 shall permit the rehabilitation of licensees, if in the board's opinion, 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, 37-3-203, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-3-201, 37-3-203, MCA; NEW, 2006 MAR p. 1957, Eff. 8/11/06.