The Virginia Health Practitioners’ Monitoring Program (HPMP) is here to help healthcare professionals with a substance use disorder or mental health or physical condition that may be impairing. We refer healthcare practitioners for appropriate treatment and provide ongoing monitoring of treatment progress.
Our goal for each of our participants is to facilitate and support the recovery process, including achieving and maintaining optimal physical, mental, and emotional health. Our team has the expertise to help practitioners skillfully navigate their return to safe and productive clinical practice.
The Department of Health Professions (DHP) contracts with Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Department of Psychiatry to provide services including:
Participation in the program is voluntary. Disciplinary action may be avoided and, in the absence of criminal behavioral or Board action, public records may not be generated. For those participants with Board involvement, our team provides support including participant preparation for hearings and providing the Board with documentation or testimony of monitoring compliance.
HPMP services are available to anyone who holds a current, active license, certification or registration by a health regulatory board in Virginia or a multi-state licensure privilege OR is an applicant for initial or reinstatement of licensure, certification, or registration for up to one year from the date of receipt of their application.
Our experienced team is available to confidentially answer your questions and receive referrals, including self-referrals.
Wendy Welch, MD, CPE, CHCQM
Janet S. Knisely, Ph.D.
Case Manager Coordinator
Joel Steinberg, MD
Medical Review Officer
Laws governing Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program - as of July 1, 2019
Regulations Governing the Health Practitioner Monitoring Program - revised May 15, 2019