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Article
March 17, 1989

The New York State Medical Society Impaired Physician Program

Author Affiliations

Medical Society of the State of New York Lake Success

Medical Society of the State of New York Lake Success

JAMA. 1989;261(11):1584. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03420110058022
Abstract

To the Editor.—  I write to correct certain errata in the article by Casper et al1 entitled "Establishment of the Colorado Physician Health Program With a Legislative Initiative." The New York State Medical Society Impaired Physician Program has been in existence in its present form for 3 1/2 years, not 19 years as stated in the article. Our program is covered by the Medical Society, is funded through license registration fees, requires a written contract with the impaired physician, and has a full-time staff, with legal counsel and public relations personnel available for advice.In Table 3 of the article by Casper et al, New York's program should be considered as having been in operation only since 1985. We have 425 cases to date and a case/physician/month ratio of 0.0002.

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