Compilation of Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia
Department 360 - RULES OF GEORGIA COMPOSITE MEDICAL BOARD.
Chapter 360-11 - GEORGIA PROFESSIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Rule 360-11-.01 - Definitions

Universal Citation: GA Rules and Regs r 360-11-.01

RULE 360-11-.01. Definitions

(1) "Board" means the Georgia Composite Medical Board.

(2) "Entity" means an organization or medical professional association, which conducts professional health programs.

(3) "Health care professional" means an applicant, an individual licensed, certified, or permitted by the Board.

(4) "Impaired" means the inability of a health care professional to practice with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of illness or use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, chemicals, or any other type of material, or as a result of any mental or physical condition.

(5) "Wellness Committee" means a committee of the Board.

(6) "Medical Director" means the Georgia licensed physician employed by the PHP to coordinate the activities of the professional heath program.

(7) "Professional health program" or "PHP" means a program established for the purposes of coordinating the evaluations and/or assessment of health care professionals to determine whether the health care professionals can practice with reasonable care and safety, and/or monitoring and rehabilitation of impaired health care professionals.

(8) "Rehabilitation" means restoration to good health or restoration of the ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety through therapy.

O.C.G.A. Sections 43-34-5, 43-34-5.1, and 43-34-8. O.C.G.A. Secs. 31-11-52, 43-34-5, 43-34-26.1, 43-34-5, 43-34-5.1, 43-34-8.

(Original Rule entitled "Purpose" adopted as ER. 360-11-0.3-.01. F. and eff. Jan. 25, 1978. Amended: Permanent Rule of same title adopted. F. Apr. 24, 1978; eff. May 14, 1978. Amended: Authority changed. F. June 18, 1984; eff. July 13, 1984, as specified by the Agency. Amended: F. May 20, 1988; eff. June 30, 1988, as specified by the Agency. Repealed: F. Dec. 14, 2007; eff. Jan. 3, 2008. Amended: New Rule entitled "Definitions" adopted. F. Dec. 21, 2009; eff. Jan. 10, 2010. Repealed. New Rule with same title adopted. F. Jul. 5, 2011; eff. Jul. 25, 2011.)
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