End of COVID-19 Emergency Orders and State of Emergency by October 31

On Sept. 8, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the upcoming rescission of all remaining COVID-19 emergency proclamations and state of emergency by Oct. 31.

Education

WHPS has well established relationships with healthcare employers, colleges, and professional associations. We provide education during student courses, staff meetings, conferences, and employer management groups. Presentations can be customized to specific professions and interest areas.

Presentation topics include:

  • Substance use disorder in health professionals
  • Increasing awareness of health issues that may affect practice
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of substance use in the workplace
  • Regulatory reporting requirements
  • Regulatory monitoring programs and other resources

For more information or to request a presentation contact Dr. John Furman at john.furman@doh.wa.gov or (206) 999-9689.

Understanding the Science of Addiction:

WHPS Policies and Procedures

Procedure Title
W30.01 Confidentiality, Records Management, and Security
W31.02 Program Eligibility and Admission Types
W32.03 Program Non-Compliance and Discharge Criteria
W33.01 Intake
W34.02 Substance Use Evaluation and Treatment Services
W35.02 Contract Terms and Conditions
W36.01 Case Management
W37.01 Practice Approval
W38.01 Work Site Monitoring
W39.01 Professional Peer Support Groups
W40.02 Medication Use
W41.01 Short Term Analgesic Use
W42.03 Drug and Alcohol Testing
W43.01 Missed Check-Ins and Tests
W44.02 Unauthorized Substance Use
W45.01 Cease Practice Requirements
W46.02 Graduation
W47.01 Outreach and Education
W48.01 Office Hours and Standards
W49.01 Performance Reports and Procedure Review
Forms and Publications
Posters and Brochures
National Council of State Boards of Nursing Education Resources
Regulatory Resources
Recovery Resources
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington
    • The Institute is a focal point for alcohol and drug use research providing information to health and social service professionals, policy makers, and the public.
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
    • AANA Peer Assistance is support for CRNAs and student registered nurse anesthetists for all aspects related to drugs/alcohol impairment, suspicion of drug diversion, substance use disorder (SUD), adverse event support, and questions related to fitness for duty.
  • American Society of Addictions Nursing
    • Providing leadership, collaboration, education, support and promoting research and education for the prevention, compassionate intervention, and treatment of addiction.
  • Federation of State Physician Health Programs
    • Physician Health Programs provide education, outreach, and advocacy to their medical communities in support of physician health and well-being.
  • Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation
    • The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ (HNHN), is a program of the American Nurses Association Enterprise designed to improve the health of the Nation’s nurses – one nurse at a time.
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing
    • The NCSBN provides a variety of resources on substance use disorder in nursing.
  • National Organization of Alternative Programs
    • NOAP promotes public safety through participation of potentially impaired healthcare professionals in monitored rehabilitation and recovery, emphasizing fitness to practice and retention of competent professionals.
  • Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center
    • The Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northwest ATTC) provides services to develop and strengthen the substance use disorder treatment and recovery workforce in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

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