The Program is a voluntary alternative to disciplinary action for a nurse who:
Tests positive for an illicit substance on a random or pre-employment screen. An illicit substance is defined as any drug contained in Schedule I or Schedule VI of the Controlled Substances Act of North Carolina, or any drug for which the nurse cannot provide a legitimate prescription OR
Has a Driving While Impaired (DWI) conviction involving one or more grossly aggravating factors.
Objectives of the Intervention Program include the following:
Early recognition and intervention for nurses who may abuse drugs/alcohol or be chemically dependent.
To ensure the health and safety of the public through a program that monitors nurses testing positive for illicit substances.
If you would like additional information about the Intervention Program, you may contact the Coordinator using one of the following methods:
- (919) 782-3211 Extension 257
- email ABailey@ncbon.com
- write the Intervention Program
North Carolina Board of Nursing
Post OfficeBox 2129
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602
Click here to download a copy of the Intervention Program (IP) Contract.