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(1) The professional assistance program shall define what constitutes "relapse" for each particular participant and determine if and when relapse has occurred.

(a) A participant who has a single episode of relapse and/or early detection of relapse with nominal substance abuse may be reported to the board by the professional assistance program.

(b) A participant who has a second or severe relapse must be reported by the professional assistance program to the board screening panel for review.

(2) Any of the following may be required by the board, upon the recommendation of the professional assistance program, when a participant suffers relapse:

(a) the participant may be required to withdraw from practice;

(b) the participant may undergo further recommended evaluation and/or treatment as determined by the professional assistance program;

(c) the participant's monitoring agreement required by the professional assistance program must be reassessed and may be modified;

(d) the participant may be required to comply with other recommendations of the professional assistance program; or

(e) the participant may be subject to discipline as imposed by a board final order.

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.

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