Drug Monitoring Programs
Intervention Program (IP)
The Intervention Program is a voluntary alternative to disciplinary action for a nurse who:
- Tests positive for an illicit substance on a random or pre-employment screen. An illicit substance is defined as any drug contained in Schedule I or Schedule VI of the Controlled Substances Act of North Carolina, or any drug for which the nurse cannot provide a legitimate prescription of their own.
- Has convictions for Driving While Impaired (DWI).
Objectives of the Intervention Program include the following:
- Early recognition and intervention for nurses who may abuse drugs/alcohol or be chemically dependent.
- To ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public through a program that monitors nurses testing positive for illicit substances.
Questions? Contact Brian Stewart, Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, at (919) 782-3211 ext. 230 .
- Write us:
North Carolina Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602-2129
Last Changed 14-Aug-2018