DUIs: What Medical Staffs and Wellbeing Committees Need to Know
On September 17, 2020, David Balfour co-presented "DUIs: What Medical Staffs and Wellbeing Committees Need to Know." This session was part of the Videoconferences for Wellbeing Committees co-hosted by California Public Protection & Physician Health, Inc. (CPPPH) and California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM).
This program gave an overview of how the Medical Board learns about DUIs and what steps the Enforcement Department takes when it gets that information. The discussion was of particular interest to MECs, credentialing committees and wellbeing committees who learn of a medical staff member's DUI.
CPPPH's mission is to support a healthy physician workforce in the state of California and is dedicated to enhancing patient safety by supporting activities and programs that assist the healthcare professionals who identify, refer, treat and monitor physicians with potentially impairing conditions. CSAM is the largest state chapter of the American Society of Addition Medicine (ASAM), comprised of physicians and other healthcare professions who are dedicated to improving the treatment of substance use disorders.