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PDFWAC 246-915-310

Terms used in WAC 246-915-300 through 246-915-330.

(1) "Monitoring contract" is a comprehensive, structured agreement between the recovering physical therapist or physical therapist assistant and WRAMP defining the requirements of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program participation.
(2) "Approved treatment facility" is a facility certified by the department under chapter 246-341 WAC. Drug and alcohol treatment facilities located out-of-state must have substantially equivalent standards.
(3) "Substance abuse" or "substance use disorder" means a chronic progressive illness that involves the use of alcohol or other drugs to a degree that it interferes with the functional life of the PT or PTA, as manifested by health, family, job (professional services), legal, financial, or emotional problems.
(4) "Aftercare" means a period of time after intensive treatment that provides the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant and the physical therapist's or physical therapist assistant's family with group or individual counseling sessions, discussions with other families, ongoing contact and participation in self-help groups and ongoing continued support of treatment program staff.
(5) "Support group" is a group of health care professionals meeting regularly to support the recovery of its members. The group provides a confidential setting with a trained and experienced health care professional facilitator in which physical therapists or physical therapist assistants may safely discuss drug diversion, licensure issues, return to work and other professional issues related to recovery.
(6) "Recovery-oriented group" means a group such as alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous, and related organizations based on a philosophy of anonymity, belief in a power outside of oneself, a peer group association, and self-help.
(7) "Random drug screens" are laboratory tests to detect the presence of drugs of abuse in body fluids and other biologic specimens, which are performed at irregular intervals not known in advance by the person being tested.
(8) "Health care professional" is an individual who is licensed, certified or registered in Washington to engage in the delivery of health care to patients.
(9) "WRAMP" is the approved substance abuse monitoring program as described in RCW 18.130.175 that meets criteria established by the board. WRAMP does not provide evaluation or treatment services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.023, chapter 18.74 RCW and 2018 c 222. WSR 20-06-029, § 246-915-310, filed 2/26/20, effective 3/28/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.023 and chapter 18.74 RCW, RCW 18.340.020. WSR 18-15-067, § 246-915-310, filed 7/17/18, effective 8/17/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.023. WSR 08-17-026, § 246-915-310, filed 8/13/08, effective 8/13/08; WSR 91-14-006 (Order 178B), § 246-915-310, filed 6/21/91, effective 7/22/91.]
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