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PDFWAC 246-808-810


The following general terms are defined within the context used in this chapter:
"Aftercare" is that period of time after intensive treatment that provides the chiropractor and the chiropractor's family with group or individual counseling sessions, discussions with other families, ongoing contact and participation in self-help groups and ongoing continued support of treatment program staff.
"Approved substance abuse monitoring program" or "approved monitoring program" is a program the commission has determined meets the requirements of the law and the criteria established by the commission in WAC 246-808-820 which enters into a contract with chiropractors who have substance abuse problems regarding the required components of the chiropractor's recovery activity and oversees the chiropractor's compliance with these requirements. Substance abuse monitoring programs do not provide evaluation or treatment to participating chiropractors.
"Approved treatment facility" is a facility approved by the bureau of alcohol and substance abuse, department of social and health services according to RCW 70.96A.020(2) or 69.54.030 to provide intensive alcoholism or drug treatment if located within Washington state. Drug and alcohol treatment programs located out-of-state must be equivalent to the standards required for approval under RCW 70.96A.020(2) or 69.54.030.
"Contract" is a comprehensive, structured agreement between the recovering chiropractor and the approved monitoring program stipulating the chiropractor's consent to comply with the monitoring program and its required components of the chiropractor's recovery activity.
"Health care professional" is an individual who is licensed, certified, or registered in Washington to engage in the delivery of health care to patients.
"Random drug screens" are laboratory tests to detect the presence of drugs of abuse in body fluids which are performed at irregular intervals not known in advance by the person being tested.
"Substance abuse" means the impairment, as determined by the commission, of a chiropractor's professional services by an addiction to, a dependency on, or the use of alcohol, legend drugs, or controlled substances.
"Support group" is a group of health care professionals meeting regularly to support the recovery of its members. The group provides a confidential setting with a trained and experienced health care professional facilitator in which chiropractors may safely discuss drug diversion, licensure issues, return to work, and other professional issues related to recovery.
"Twelve-step groups" are groups such as alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous, and related organizations based on a philosophy of anonymity, belief in a power outside of oneself, a peer group association, and self-help.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.25 RCW. WSR 96-16-074, ยง 246-808-810, filed 8/6/96, effective 9/6/96.]
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