Some healthcare professionals avoid the issue of suspected drug impairment or drug diversion in colleagues for fear of retribution (either from a suspected colleague or from a supervisor).
Employers and coworkers can accidentally enable by giving lighter work schedules, accepting excuses for poor performance, or covering for a colleague.
Reporting is not only a duty (and a law), but it is an option for early intervention and instrumental in retention of professional skills for the practitioner while ensuring public safety.
How can I do that?
Learn more about drug diversion and how to report it by accessing drug diversion pages of the website of the Center for Disease Control, the Tennessee Professional Assistance Program, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.