Qualified Patient Care Assessment Program

Medical Board Requirements for Facilities

Board of Registration in Medicine Regulations 243 CMR 3.09

Qualified Patient Care Assessment Program: Impaired Health Care Providers

3.09: Qualified Patient Care Assessment Program - Impaired Health Care Providers

(1) The health care facility and medical staff bylaws must authorize a procedure for ongoing review and counseling of health care providers impaired by drugs or alcohol, or the health care facility must arrange for and monitor participation in other established review and counseling programs. The health care facility and medical staff bylaws must also authorize a procedure to ensure compliance with M.G.L. c. 112, § 5F, with specific regard to reporting impaired licensees to the Board.

(2) The Patient Care Assessment Coordinator must be kept apprised of any review and monitoring pursuant to 243 CMR 3.09(1).

This statutory and regulatory language, updated June 24, 2015 is provided for convenience. Please consult current statutory language and legal counsel before any action is taken or decision is made in reliance on the language above.

The complete Statutes and Regulations Concerning Hospital and HMO Physician Health Committees is available for download (.pdf, 48 kb).

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