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August 5, 1988

Establishment of the Colorado Physician Health Program With a Legislative Initiative

Author Affiliations

From the Colorado Physician Health Program, Denver (Drs Casper, Dilts, Lepoff, and Shore and Ms Soter); Psychiatric (Drs Casper and Dilts) and Laboratory (Dr Lepoff)Services, Denver General Hospital; and Departments of Psychiatry (Drs Casper, Dilts, and Shore) and Pathology (Dr Lepoff), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.

From the Colorado Physician Health Program, Denver (Drs Casper, Dilts, Lepoff, and Shore and Ms Soter); Psychiatric (Drs Casper and Dilts) and Laboratory (Dr Lepoff)Services, Denver General Hospital; and Departments of Psychiatry (Drs Casper, Dilts, and Shore) and Pathology (Dr Lepoff), University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.

JAMA. 1988;260(5):671-673. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03410050091036
Abstract

The Colorado Physician Health Program, a statewide peer health assistance program for physicians, has been developed as a not-for-profit, freestanding corporation through the cooperative efforts of organized medicine. A recently enacted Colorado statute provides for funding through a surcharge on physician licensure fees. The use of an employee assistance model has minimized potential conflicts of interest and allowed the program to assist both physicians and the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners.

(JAMA 1988;260:671-673)

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