OAR 851-070-0000
Purpose, Intent and Scope

The Board believes that licensees who develop substance use disorders, mental disorders, or both disorders can, with appropriate treatment, be assisted with recovery and return to the practice of nursing with appropriate workplace monitoring. In assuring public protection, it is the intent of the Board that a licensee with a substance use disorder, a mental disorder or both types of disorders may have the opportunity to enter the Alternative to Discipline (ATD), known in Oregon as the Health Professionals’ Services Program (HPSP) as a Board referral or a self-referral. Based upon review of each individual circumstance, the Board may, instead of allowing entry into HPSP, order public discipline. Substantial non-compliance with the requirements of the ATD or public discipline program may lead to further disciplinary action by the Board. For Licensees with Cognitive or Physical Impairment without associated Behavioral Health Diagnosis return to work monitoring will be done through public discipline and are not eligible for the ATD program.

Source: Rule 851-070-0000 — Purpose, Intent and Scope, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=851-070-0000.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 851-070-0000’s source at or​.us