PHP MONITORING PROGRAM
The PHP offers case management and formal monitoring to clients who qualify for this service and choose it. PHP Monitoring programs are available for those experiencing substance use disorders, psychiatric disorders and concurrent disorders. In addition, monitoring for physicians identified as behaviourally disruptive is being developed.
In order to qualify for these programs, the participant must have reached a degree of clinical stability to understand the program components and commitments. The final decision confirming the appropriateness of enrolment in a monitoring program is made by the PHP Medical Director, or Associate Medical Director.
These monitoring programs are guided by policy approved by the PHP Advisory Panel. Members of the Advisory Panel represent not only appropriate clinical expertise but each of the regulatory colleges of the professions served by the program, their professional associations, and the Board of the OMA.
Policies are in place that cover such sensitive areas as management of relapse, clinical fitness to return to work and reporting contingencies should a participant be non-compliant with their contractual monitoring undertakings.
The PHP monitors approximately 140 participants at any given time. The number of monitored participants has been growing gradually year to year. Since program inception in 1995, has monitored over 300 cases with approximately 90% of them ending in satisfactory completion. There have been instances of adverse outcomes, including participants who could not comply with monitoring and abandoned the program and even some who have died from their illnesses and suicide.
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