PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
PEER ASSISTANCE ENTITY AGREEMENTS
54-4402. Agreements with peer assistance entities. (1) The board may enter into agreements with peer assistance entities to undertake those functions and responsibilities specified in the agreements which assist the board in performing its duties, implementing disciplinary actions or sanctions, and in addressing potential or confirmed problems of chemical dependency and/or impairment, psychological impairment, and mental or physical impairment affecting board licentiates.
(2) To fund the activities of a peer assistance entity as specified and undertaken under an agreement, the board may annually allocate to the entity a portion of each licentiate registration, certification or licensure fee, or any portion of additional funds available to the board from other sources.
(3) In addition to any other fees or professional dues imposed by the board, the board may make a peer assistance special assessment of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00) per year to fund the activities of a peer assistance entity. If a board has a statutorily established limit on the amount of professional dues or fees it can assess its licensees, the peer assistance special assessment shall not be included in the total amount of professional dues or fees assessed by a board for such statutory limitation purposes.
(4) Pursuant to chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, the board may adopt rules and regulations necessary for the administration of a peer assistance entity program.
[54-4402, added 1993, ch. 73, sec. 1, p. 195.]