18.32.533  <<  18.32.534 >>   18.32.640

Impaired dentist programContentLicense surcharge.

(1) To implement an impaired dentist program as authorized by RCW 18.130.175, the commission shall enter into a contract with a voluntary substance abuse monitoring program. The impaired dentist program may include any or all of the following:
(a) Contracting with providers of treatment programs;
(b) Receiving and evaluating reports of suspected impairment from any source;
(c) Intervening in cases of verified impairment;
(d) Referring impaired dentists to treatment programs;
(e) Monitoring the treatment and rehabilitation of impaired dentists including those ordered by the commission;
(f) Providing education, prevention of impairment, posttreatment monitoring, and support of rehabilitated impaired dentists; and
(g) Performing other related activities as determined by the commission.
(2) A contract entered into under subsection (1) of this section shall be financed by a surcharge of up to fifty dollars on each license issuance or renewal to be collected by the department of health from every dentist licensed under chapter 18.32 RCW. These moneys shall be placed in the health professions account to be used solely for the implementation of the impaired dentist program.
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