4731-16-13 Duty to report or refer practitioner, execution of release forms.

(A) Licensees, associations, and societies shall report to the board a belief that a licensee suffers from impairment according to rule 4731-15-01 of the Administrative Code. Where the duty to report is relieved pursuant to paragraph (B) of that rule, the following requirements apply:

(1) In order to ascertain the status of the practitioner's progress, the licensee, member, representative, or agent shall contact the approved treatment provider to ascertain the licensee's progress at least once weekly during the first four weeks following referral, and at least once monthly thereafter, and

(2) If at any time the approved treatment provider indicates that the licensee has not continued to participate in accordance with section 4731.25 of the Revised Code, or if the approved treatment provider refuses to release information, the member, representative, or agent shall report to the board all information that led to the belief that the licensee suffers from impairment.

(B) A licensee who has been referred to an approved treatment provider shall execute, and shall not revoke, appropriate release forms to allow the referring party to monitor his progress in treatment.

Effective: 06/30/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 06/30/2011
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4730.07 , 4731.05 , 4731.25
Rule Amplifies: 4730.25 , 4730.32 , 4731.22 , 4731.25
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/91, 9/1/99