Third Party Referrals

If you are aware of a licensee, an individual regulated by a State board or commission, who is showing signs of substance use or mental health issues, then you should seriously consider referring that individual to the DPHMP. Almost any third party, including a supervisor, coworker, patient, client, or family member, can make a referral,

When you make a referral, you call RBH to receive guidance through the process, submit the reason(s) for the referral, and share any other relevant information. At the time of the call, the limitations of the referral will be shared with you in detail. For example, all third party referrals must be received in writing. As the third party, you will be encouraged to have the licensee call the program directly to self-refer.

Once you have made a referral, a letter is then sent to the licensee informing them that a third party referral has been made and that the licensee must contact the DPHMP to complete an intake. Following intake, the licensee will receive an overview of the program and enrollment forms that must be signed and returned. The licensee is then referred for an evaluation to establish appropriate treatment recommendations.

Any referred licensee who does not sign and return the enrollment forms within 10 business days will be reported as non-compliant to DPR. Third parties receive no further information once an individual is enrolled in the program. However, third parties may be called to testify in the event of an investigation resulting from licensee non-compliance or failure to enroll.