Alternative to Discipline Programs for Substance Use Disorder

Alternative to Discipline programs for Substance Use Disorder enhance a BON’s ability to quickly assure public protection by promoting earlier identification, requiring immediate removal from the workplace, and evidence-based treatment for nurses with substance use disorder. The benefits to the nurse include the opportunity to demonstrate to the BON in a non-disciplinary and non-public manner that they can become safe and sober and remain so, while retaining their license.