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WAC 246-808-820

Approval of substance abuse monitoring programs.

The commission shall approve the monitoring program(s) which shall participate in the commission's substance abuse monitoring program. A monitoring program approved by the commission may be contracted with an entity outside the department but within the state, out-of-state, or a separate structure within the department.
(1) The approved monitoring program shall not provide evaluation or treatment to the participating chiropractor.
(2) The approved monitoring program staff must have the qualifications and knowledge of both substance abuse and the practice of chiropractic as defined in this chapter to be able to evaluate:
(a) Clinical laboratories;
(b) Laboratory results;
(c) Providers of substance abuse treatment, both individuals and facilities;
(d) Support groups;
(e) The chiropractic work environment; and
(f) The ability of the chiropractor to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
(3) The approved monitoring program shall enter into a contract with the chiropractor and the commission to oversee the chiropractor's compliance with the requirements of the program.
(4) The approved monitoring program may make exceptions to individual components of the contract on an individual basis.
(5) The approved monitoring program staff shall recommend, on an individual basis, whether a chiropractor shall be prohibited from engaging in the practice of chiropractic for a period of time and restrictions, if any, on the chiropractor's access to controlled substances in the workplace.
(6) The approved monitoring program shall maintain records on participants.
(7) The approved monitoring program shall be responsible for providing feedback to the chiropractor as to whether treatment progress is acceptable.
(8) The approved monitoring program shall report to the commission any chiropractor who fails to comply with the requirements of the monitoring program.
(9) The approved monitoring program shall receive from the commission guidelines on treatment, monitoring, and limitations on the practice of chiropractic for those participating in the program.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.25 RCW. WSR 96-16-074, ยง 246-808-820, filed 8/6/96, effective 9/6/96.]
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