Issue #25 January 2020

CPPPH e-newsletter covering a range of issues about physician health Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.

This CPPPH newsletter aims to keep readers abreast of current developements and relevant information about physician health and wellbeing in California.

All past issues of CPPPH newsletter are available from the CPPPH website:


Wellness activities address quality of life and professional satisfaction for all physicians. Wellbeing activities focus on an individual physician and provide resources for identifying, evaluating, referring, treating, and monitoring for physicians when addiction, mental health, behavioral issues, and the effects of aging are a concern.

Confidential Assistance Over the Phone

The Physicans' and Dentists' Confidential Assistance Line is a 24-hour phone service providing completely confidential doctor-to-doctor assistance for physicians experiencing substance use or mental health issues. Call:

  • (650) 756-7787
    (northern California)
  • (213) 383-2691
    (southern California)


Send Us Your Comments

We want to hear from you. Send comments to

Prevent, Recognize Impairment

An article in ACP Internist  Sept 2019 carries this summary: “Professional duties require physicians to recognize and address physician illness and impairment, but it is often difficult to recognize a colleague's condition and find an appropriate way of reporting and resolving it.”  CLICK HERE to read the full article here.

San Diego Meeting of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs

While California does not yet have a statewide Physician Health Program (PHP), we can get a first hand look at the programs in other states by attending the meeting of the Federation in San Diego.   Registration for non-members is $650 before March 21.

CLICK HERE for full information

Thursday, April 30, 2020 – Sunday, May 3, 2020
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101


Quoting from the Federation’s announcement:


The program is designed for health care professionals and physicians of all specialties, physician assistants, attorneys, physical therapists, case managers, nurses, licensed social workers, toxicologists, scientific researchers, and clinical coordinators who partner with Physician Health and Health Professional Programs to improve physician and healthcare professional well-being.

New Reporting Requirements:  Any Allegation of Sexual Misconduct 

With the passage of SB425 (Hill), a new section of the 805 requirements was added, effective January 1. 
Section 805.8 is added and requires a health care facility to report any allegation of sexual abuse or sexual misconduct, as defined, made against a healing arts licensee by a patient, if the patient or the patient’s representative makes the allegation in writing, to the relevant state licensing agency within 15 days of receiving the written allegation and would require the relevant agency to investigate the circumstances underlying a received report.


“Sexual misconduct” means inappropriate contact or communication of a sexual nature.

CLICK HERE to read the full article


Available from CPPPH

You can read all the past issues of CPPPH eNews HERE.
Five CPPPH guideline documents are available HERE.



Issue #25, January 2020

Our mailing address is:
One Capital Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, California 95814

Remove me from this list