Voluntary Recovery Program (VRP) General Information
The Professional Health Monitoring Programs (PHMP) administers the Voluntary Recovery Program (VRP) in order to fulfill the requirements of all professional practice acts containing sections addressing the management of professionals suffering from mental or physical disorders.
The VRP provides a method by which professionals suffering from a mental or physical disorder, such as a substance use disorder, can be directed to appropriate treatment and receive monitoring to ensure that they remain capable of practicing safely.
To be eligible for VRP enrollment, a licensee must agree to enter into a consent agreement with the licensing board for a period of no less than three years. The consent agreement stipulates that disciplinary action, including suspension or revocation, will be deferred so long as the licensee adheres to the terms and conditions of the agreement and maintains satisfactory progress in the program.
When a licensee successfully fulfills the terms of the consent agreement and completes the VRP, no disclosure, publication or public record is made of the participant’s involvement in the VRP or the events precipitating their enrollment.
If you are a licensed health care professional who wishes to be considered for VRP enrollment, or suspect a licensee is impaired, please contact the VRP for further assistance at 800-554-3428 or 717-783-4857.