How do you get out of Pennsylvania's Professional Health Monitoring Program ("PHMP"). The PHMP administers both the Voluntary Recovery Program "VRP" and the Disciplinary Monitoring Program ("DMU"). As a licensed professional voluntarily enrolled in the PHMP - VRP - or forced into the DMU, you agreed to PHMP terms to keep working. You have been compliant for over three years. Now you think the program time is up!
Doctors take an oath to do no harm in the execution of their professional duties. This can mean that they engage in different courses of treatment based upon the specific needs and wishes of their patients. Because they are licensed and bound to certain standards of conduct due to their important positions of trust, doctors can be severely penalized if they engage in activities that impact their reputations, characters, and fitness to do their jobs.
An arrest based on alleged criminal conduct can be detrimental to anyone's future. However, in Pennsylvania medical professionals who are licensed by the state may face the loss of their right to practice if they are convicted of certain crimes. While individuals in other professions may be able to go back to their careers once their convictions and sanctions are dealt with, doctors, nurses, and other professionals may be at a loss when they face challenges to having their licenses reinstated.