The Health Professionals Services Program's (HPSP's) mission is to enhance public safety in health care. HPSP's goals are to promote early intervention, diagnosis and treatment for health professionals with illnesses, and to provide monitoring services as an alternative to Board discipline. To learn more about HPSP, select from the following menu:
Minnesota Statutes, section 214.32 directs that the Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP) be managed through inter-related mechanisms of a Program Committee, an Advisory Committee and an Administering Board.
Minn. Stat. § 214.29 - Program Required
Minn. Stat. § 214.31 - Authority
Minn. Stat. § 214.32 - Program Operations and Responsibilities
Minn. Stat. § 214.33 - Reporting
Minn. Stat. § 214.34 - Immunity
Minn. Stat. § 214.36 - Board Participation
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American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Public Policy Statements
ASAM: Measures to Counteract Prescription Drug Diversion, Misuse and Addiction
ASAM: Healthcare and Other Licensed Professionals with Addictive Illnesses
ASAM: Illness versus Impairment in Healthcare and Other Licensed Professionals
ASAM: Discrimination against Licensed Professionals with Addictive Illness
ASAM: Coordination between Treatment Providers, Professionals Heath Programs, and Regulatory Authorities
ASAM: Evaluation, Treatment and Continuing Care of Addiction in Healthcare and Other Licensed Professionals
ASAM: Credentialing in Healthcare and Other Licensed Professionals with Addictive Illness
ASAM: Confidentiality in Healthcare and Other Licensed Professionals with Potentially Impairing Illnesses
ASAM: Public Actions by State Medical Licensure Boards and Comparable Regulatory Agencies Regarding Healthcare and Other Licensed Professionals with Addictive Illness
ASAM: Public Safety and the Healthcare of other Licensed Professionals with Addictive Illness
ASAM: Recovering Physicians, Medical Licensure Boards, Specialty Board Certification and Public Safety
ASAM: Relapse in Healthcare and Other Licensed Professionals
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Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants
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Minnesota Psychological Association
Minnesota Society for Respiratory Care
Minnesota Chapter, National Association of Social Workers
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association
HPSP serves persons regulated by the Minnesota health licensing boards as well as some professions regulated by the Department of Health. Click here to see if your profession is eligible for HPSP services.
Minn. Stat. 214.32, subd. 1, Management:
(a) A Health Professionals Services Program Committee is established, consisting of one person appointed by each participating board, with each participating board having one vote. The committee shall designate one board to provide administrative management of the program [Administering Board], set the program budget and the pro rata share of program expenses to be borne by each participating board, provide guidance on the general operation of the program, including hiring of program personnel, and ensure that the program's direction is in accord with its authority. If the participating boards change which board is designated to provide administrative management of the program, any appropriation remaining for the program shall transfer to the newly designated board on the effective date of the change. The participating boards must inform the appropriate legislative committees and the commissioner of management and budget of any change in the administrative management of the program, and the amount of any appropriation transferred under this provision.
Minn. Stat. 214.32, subd. 1 Management:
(b) The designated board [Administering Board], upon recommendation of the Health Professional Services Program Committee, shall hire the program manager and employees and pay expenses of the program from funds appropriated for that purpose. The designated board may apply for grants to pay program expenses and may enter into contracts on behalf of the program to carry out the purposes of the program. The participating boards shall enter into written agreements with the designated board.
Minn. Stat. 214.32, subd. 1 Management:
(c) An advisory committee is established to advise the program committee consisting of:
(1) one member appointed by each of the following: the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants, the Minnesota Dental Association, the Minnesota Chiropractic Association, the Minnesota Licensed Practical Nurse Association, the Minnesota Medical Association, the Minnesota Nurses Association, and the Minnesota Podiatric Medicine Association;
(2) one member appointed by each of the professional associations of the other professions regulated by a participating board not specified in clause (1); and
(3) two public members, as defined by section 214.02.
Members of the advisory committee shall be appointed for two years and members may be reappointed.
The HPSP program manager attends a monthly meeting with the Executive Directors of the health licensing boards. This meeting enables HPSP to provide the executive directors with updates about the program and address any questions or concerns they might have.
HPSP staff meets with board staff on a quarterly basis to review program processes. These meeting serve as a formal way for boards and the program to work collaboratively to develop monitoring guidelines and processes that are mutually agreeable.
Click here to see an organizational structure chart of the HPSP program.
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