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Policy: Impaired Health Professional

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Policy: Impaired Health Professional
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 Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to define and establish a consistent and fair procedure for managing impaired health professionals. The goals of this procedure are to preserve patient safety and to support the rehabilitation of impaired health professionals. Policy: [Medical office name] has the responsibility of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment and providing quality patient care. An impaired health professional poses a significant risk to this medical office, themself, patients, and colleagues. Impairment exists when a health professional is unable to practice medicine and/or engage in their professional duties…

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