This CPPPH newsletter aims to keep readers abreast of current developments and relevant information about physician health and wellbeing in California.
All past issues are available from the CPPPH website: www.CPPPH.org.
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:
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Assessing Late Career Health Care Professionals
For those responsible for assessing the ability of medical staff members to deliver safe and effective patient care, the matter of cognitive and physical decline with age has been a concern for many years. The CPPPH 2015 guideline on that subject is posted our website: https://cppph.org/cppph-guidelines/
Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is but one of many healthcare institutions that adopted programs that include age-based screening. In that case, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) stepped in with a suit against YNHH to stop implementation of the program, and that action caused many healthcare institutions to put their programs on hold, awaiting the outcome of this challenge.
In April, CPPPH joined three other organizations in filing an amicus brief in support of Yale New Haven Hospital opposing EEOC’s attempt to use the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to prohibit late career provider policies. For a copy of the brief, CLICK HERE.
As new information becomes available, we will include it in the CPPPH newsletter.
Riverside Conference on Physicians’ Well-Being
Riverside County Medical Association has been organizing this conference annually for the past 35 years! In 1998, they saw the need for information and support for those in hospitals complying with Title 22 Regulations on matters related to health and wellness, addiction, mental illness and behavioral issues of physicians and other health care providers.
This year, the conference focuses on the people who are doing the work in active physicians’ well-being committees and what they are experiencing.
It is a Virtual Conference on Friday, May 19, 2023, 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM. Registration fee is $189 or $50 for medical students and residents. To see the program and to register, CLICK HERE.
Directory Of Physician Assessment And Remedial Education Programs
This Directory is offered by the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) as a courtesy resource guide for physicians seeking assessment programs and remedial education opportunities. The information in this 38-page list has been compiled from information supplied by the programs and other public information sources. It is provided solely for general informational purposes and not as a referral service. FSMB made it available as of January 2023. For a copy of the list, CLICK HERE.