4732.173 Colleague assistance program.

(A) The state board of psychology may approve or establish a colleague assistance program for the purpose of affording holders of licenses issued under this chapter, license applicants, and persons subject to discipline pursuant to division (B) of section 4731.22 of the Revised Code access to all of the following:

(1) Resources concerning the prevention of distress;

(2) Evaluation and intervention services concerning mental, emotional, substance use, and other conditions that may impair competence, objectivity, and judgment in the provision of psychological or school psychological services;

(3) Consultation and mentoring services for practice oversight and remediation of professional skill deficits.

The board may compel a license holder, applicant, or registered person to participate in the program in conjunction with the board's actions under section 4732.17 of the Revised Code.

(B) If a program is approved or established, the board shall adopt rules specifying the circumstances under which self-referred participants may receive confidential services from the program.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 51, HB 83, §1, eff. 3/20/2014.

Former section renumbered as § 4732.172 by 130th General Assembly File No. 51, HB 83, §1, eff. 3/20/2014.