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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the HPMP program?

The HPMP is designed to monitor healthcare professionals who are diagnosed with a substance use disorder, a mental health or physical condition that may alter their ability to practice their profession safely.  Participation in the program provides individualized referrals to assist a health care practitioner with their progress toward recovery to provide safe care.

How do I get started?

Our experienced team is available to confidentially answer your questions and receive referrals, including self-referrals. Contact the Virginia HPMP toll-free at 1 (866) 206-4747 or email

Will this result in disciplinary action?

In many cases, voluntary participation may avoid disciplinary action and, in the absence of criminal behavior or Board action, public records may not be generated. 

What can I expect?

Interested practitioners must contact the intake representative at Virginia HPMP and must sign a participation contract before entering the HPMP. If represented by an attorney, participants will be asked to sign a release of information form allowing the attorney access to their program information.

What is the cost?

Enrollment in the monitoring program is free. However, any costs associated with treatment and/or screenings are the responsibility of the participant.

Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program

Christina C. Buisset, HPMP Program Manager