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32-3229.01 - Health professional wellness programs; confidentiality; definition
32-3229.01. Health professional wellness programs; confidentiality; definition
A. Any statewide association that is exempt from taxation under 26 United States Code section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) and that primarily represents health professionals who are licensed to practice pursuant to chapter 13, 15 or 17 of this title may establish a health professional wellness program.
B. A record of a health professional's participation in a health professional wellness program is confidential and not subject to discovery, subpoena or a reporting requirement to the applicable health profession regulatory board, unless either:
1. The health professional voluntarily provides for written release of the information.
2. The disclosure is required to meet a person's obligation:
(a) To report criminal conduct.
(b) To report an act of unprofessional conduct.
(c) To report that the health professional is not able to safely practice.
(d) To warn an individual of an imminent threat of harm.
C. For the purposes of this section, "health professional wellness program":
1. Means a program of evaluation, counseling, including substance abuse counseling, or another modality to address an issue related to career fatigue or wellness in a health professional who is licensed pursuant to chapter 13, 15 or 17 of this title.
2. Does not include providing services that are intended to monitor for impairment.