Traditionally, about half of NCPHP’s referrals come from hospitals, colleagues, medical practices, friends and family, or even the provider themselves. The remainder come from the licensure boards.
Self-referrals are well received and highly recommended, as preemptively seeking assistance demonstrates a willingness to address a potential issue before patient care is affected. If you are considering self-referral, you may want to complete these self-assessment questionnaires. Medical professionals can self-refer to NCPHP and remain anonymous to their licensure board, provided they are not a danger to themselves or others.
Licensees of the NCMB can find more information about professional obligations pertaining to incompetence, impairment and unethical conduct, by referring to the NCMB’s position statement.
Perhaps a medical professional you know has been impaired at work, diverted pills for his or her own use, or received a DWI. If you would like to communicate this concern to someone who can help, for the individual’s sake as well as for the sake of those he or she serves, you should contact NCPHP.
Any individual may contact NCPHP to voice such concerns and to make a referral. Anonymous referrals are accepted, and referrals to our program can be made without fear of repercussion.
If you would like to refer yourself or someone you care about to NCPHP, please contact us at (919) 870-4480.
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