Criteria for acceptance into the diversion program shall include all of the following:
(a) the applicant shall be licensed as a physician assistant by the board and shall be a resident of California; (b) the applicant shall be found to abuse
dangerous drugs or alcoholic beverages in a manner which may affect his or her ability
to practice medicine safely or competently; (c) the applicant shall have voluntarily
requested admission to the program or shall be accepted into the program in accordance
with terms and conditions resulting from a disciplinary action; (d) the applicant
shall agree to undertake any medical or psychiatric examination ordered to evaluate
the applicant for participation in the program; (e) the applicant shall cooperate
with the program by providing medical information, disclosure authorizations, and
releases of liability as may be necessary for participation in the program; and (f)
the applicant shall agree in writing to cooperate with all elements of the treatment
program designed for him or her.
An applicant may be denied participation in the program if the board, the program manager, or a committee determines that the applicant will not substantially
benefit from participation in the program or that the applicant's participation in
the program creates too great a risk to the public health, safety, or welfare.
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