Intervention for Impaired Health Practitioners
Virginia Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program (VAHPMP)
The Department of Health Professions has a contract with Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Psychiatry, to provide confidential services for the health practitioner, who may be impaired by any physical or mental disability, or who suffers from chemical dependency.
Available services include intake, assessment, referral, monitoring and alcohol and drug toxicology screens.
Practitioners who meet certain criteria may receive approval for a stay of disciplinary action. This allows the practitioner to focus on recovery efforts. Requests for stayed disciplinary action are reviewed by a designated board liaison, with the final decision being made by the Monitoring Program Committee.
The Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program eligibility requirements are:
- practitioner must hold a current, active license, certification, or registration issued by a health regulatory board in Virginia or a multistate licensure privilege or,
- an applicant for initial licensure, certification, and registration or for reinstatement is eligible for participation for up to one year from the date of receipt of their application.
For further information or referral, call HPMP toll-free at 1-866-206-4747 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penelope Ziegler, M.D.
Virginia Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program
700 E. Franklin Street, Suite 300 Tower
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 828-1551
Fax: (804) 828-5386