OHA has contracted with Reliant Behavioral Health to manage a monitoring program for health professional licensees with substance use disorder, a mental health disorder, or both types of disorders. The program supports public safety while helping licensed health professionals continue their careers.
Four health profession regulatory boards currently participate in HPSP: Board of Dentistry, Board of Nursing, Board of Pharmacy, and Oregon Medical Board. Other health professional regulatory boards are also welcome to participate in the HPSP and may choose to opt in at a later date.
The Program operates under ORS 676.190 and OAR 415-065.
Board Referral - A Health Profession Regulatory Board may refer a licensee to HPSP or a licensee may self-refer. When a board refers a licensee, HPSP will work with the board to ensure the licensee is monitored in accordance with his or her board agreement.
Self-Referral - When a licensee self-refers, HPSP will work with the licensee to develop an individualized monitoring agreement and will keep the licensee's enrollment confidential as long as the licensee is in compliance with his or her HPSP monitoring agreement.
Education and Information
HPSP provides information and education to employers, licensee associations and support networks, treatment programs and other stakeholders. Topics include an overview of HPSP and its services, the value of HPSP for self-referrals, signs and symptoms of substance abuse disorders, mental health disorders and relapse, and effective workplace supervision.