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.
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