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18VAC76-10-10

18VAC76-10-10. Definitions.

The words and terms used in this chapter shall have the definitions ascribed to them in § 54.1-2515 of the Code of Virginia or shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Committee" means the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program Committee as defined in § 54.1-2515 of the Code of Virginia.

"Contractor" means an entity with whom the director has contracted for implementation and operation of monitoring services.

"Director" means the Director of the Department of Health Professions.

"Program" means the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program for the Virginia Department of Health Professions.

18VAC76-10-65

18VAC76-10-65. Authority of the chairperson of the committee.

A. The chairperson of the committee, following consultation with and briefing by the program manager, shall advise the relevant board that a participant is noncompliant and is no longer eligible for a stay.

B. The chairperson may act on behalf of the committee when a scheduled meeting is canceled due to failure to convene a quorum.

18VAC76-10-70

18VAC76-10-70. Procedures for consultation with health regulatory boards.

A. The committee or its designee shall consult with the relevant health regulatory board prior to making a determination on stayed disciplinary action; such consultation may include the following:

1. Eligibility of a practitioner for stayed disciplinary action;

2. The implications of the impairment on practice in the profession;

3. The circumstances of the impairment related to a possible violation of laws or regulation; or

4. Any other issues related to disciplinary action or the eligibility, treatment, and recovery of a practitioner.

B. The committee, following consultation with and briefing by the program manager, shall advise the relevant board that a participant is noncompliant and may no longer be eligible for a stay.