Impaired Provider Program
Whether we ourselves suffer impairment from emotional, physical or mental problems including subsequent abuse of substances or addictions ranging from gambling, chemical dependency or other difficulties, or we notice our co-workers are struggling, we have a responsibility to report our concerns to the appropriate authorities.
Referrals to the Impaired Provider Program (IPP) can be made by self-referral, by a colleague, family can be made by self-referral, by a colleague, family member or interested individual.
The Kansas Board of Healing Arts also has a link to the Heart of America Providers Network (HAPN), which can be accessed directly. HAPN provides education, conducts investigations, arranges interventions, monitors participants and maintains confidential files and provides reports to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts as well as the KPTA Impaired Provider Coordinator (IPC). If however, you have specific questions or concerns and would like to speak with the IPC of the KPTA, please contact the Executive Director of the KPTA. Referrals to the appropriate KPTA board member can be offered to you.