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IC 25-38.1-5
     Chapter 5. Impaired Veterinary Health Care Providers

IC 25-38.1-5-1
Rehabilitation of impaired veterinary health care providers
    
Sec. 1. (a) The board shall assist in the rehabilitation of an impaired veterinary health care provider.
    (b) The board may do the following:
        (1) Enter into agreements, provide grants, and make other arrangements with statewide nonprofit professional associations, foundations, or other entities specifically devoted to the rehabilitation of impaired health care professionals to identify and assist impaired veterinary health care providers.
        (2) Accept and designate grants and public and private financial assistance to fund programs under subdivision (1) to assist impaired veterinary health care providers.
As added by P.L.58-2008, SEC.49.

IC 25-38.1-5-2
Confidential information
    
Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in section 3 of this chapter, all:
        (1) information furnished to a nonprofit professional association, foundation, or other entity specifically devoted to the rehabilitation of impaired health care professionals, including interviews, reports, statements, and memoranda; and
        (2) findings, conclusions, or recommendations that result from a proceeding of the professional association, foundation, or other entity specifically devoted to the rehabilitation of impaired health care professionals;
are privileged and confidential.
    (b) The records of a proceeding under subsection (a)(2) may be used only in the exercise of proper functions of the board, and may not become public records or subject to a subpoena or discovery proceeding.
As added by P.L.58-2008, SEC.49.

IC 25-38.1-5-3
Use of noncompliance information
    
Sec. 3. Information received by the board from the board designated rehabilitation program for noncompliance by the impaired veterinary health care provider may be used by the board in a disciplinary or criminal proceeding instituted against the impaired veterinary health care provider.
As added by P.L.58-2008, SEC.49.

IC 25-38.1-5-4
Rehabilitation program responsibilities
    
Sec. 4. The board designated rehabilitation program shall:
        (1) immediately report to the board the name and results of any contact or investigation concerning an impaired veterinary

health care provider whom the program believes constitutes a certain, immediate, and impending danger to either the public or the impaired veterinary health care provider; and
        (2) in a timely fashion report to the board an impaired veterinary health care provider:
            (A) who refuses to cooperate with the program;
            (B) who refuses to submit to treatment; or
            (C) whose impairment is not substantially or significantly alleviated through treatment, as determined by accepted medical standards.
As added by P.L.58-2008, SEC.49.

IC 25-38.1-5-5
Impaired veterinary health care provider fund
    
Sec. 5. (a) The impaired veterinary health care provider fund is established to provide money for rehabilitation of impaired veterinary health care providers under this chapter. The agency shall administer the fund.
    (b) Expenses of administering the fund shall be paid from money in the fund. The fund consists of any grants or public and private financial assistance designated for the fund.
    (c) The treasurer of state shall invest the money in the fund not currently needed to meet the obligations of the fund in the same manner as other public money may be invested.
    (d) Money in the fund at the end of a state fiscal year does not revert to the state general fund.
    (e) Money in the fund is appropriated to the board for the purpose stated in subsection (a).
As added by P.L.58-2008, SEC.49.