PRACTITIONER WELLNESS CASES
SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE, EMOTIONAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION
The College has protocols in place for dealing with registrants who are suffering from a substance dependence, or an emotional or psychological condition that affects their ability to practice in a competent or ethical manner.
With the practitioner’s cooperation, the College will take a remedial approach to such cases.
Rehabilitation and return to practice is the goal of the College.
Protection of the public is always paramount; a registrant may have to leave practice or practice under restrictions or conditions including monitoring for a period.
Where a registrant has a physical or mental/emotional ailment or substance dependence condition that has impaired their ability to practice; information that would identify the registrant or their ailment/condition must be withheld from public notification.
Read about the duty to report a registrant who may have a substance dependence condition, or an emotional or psychological ailment that impairs their ability to practice.