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Voluntary Recovery Program (VRP)Eligibility Requirements

Licensees wishing to participate in the Voluntary Recovery Program (VRP) must:
  • Complete an evaluation by a provider approved by the VRP and have the assessor determine that a diagnosed mental or physical disorder exists, such as a substance use disorder.
  • Adhere to a treatment plan recommended by the VRP-approved provider(s) and approved by the VRP.
  • Comply with the terms and conditions for VRP participation.
  • Enter into a non-public VRP Consent Agreement with the licensing board.
 Currently ineligible for the VRP are:
  • Licensees convicted of, or pleading guilty, or no contest to a felony or misdemeanor under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.
  • Licensees with a history of practice problems clearly involving significant patient harm.
  • Licensees who have been involved in the diversion of controlled substances for the primary purpose of sale or distribution.
  • Licensees who have committed sexual boundary violations.
  • Licensees who have failed to successfully complete a similar program in another jurisdiction.