Addiction Effects NJ Healthcare Workers, Including Physicians

It is possible for physicians with an addiction problem to retain their jobs in New Jersey, but it will depend on the specific circumstances of the case and the policies of the physician’s employer.

In general, the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (NJSBME) has a policy of promoting the rehabilitation of physicians who are struggling with substance abuse or addiction. The NJSBME may allow a physician to continue practicing medicine if they successfully complete a rehabilitation program and meet certain conditions, such as submitting to random drug testing and providing regular reports on their recovery progress.

However, it is important to note that the NJSBME has the authority to suspend or revoke a physician’s license if they pose a threat to the public due to their substance abuse or addiction. In such cases, the physician may not be able to continue practicing medicine until they have successfully completed a rehabilitation program and met all of the NJSBME’s requirements for returning to practice.

Ultimately, whether a physician with an addiction problem can retain their job in New Jersey will depend on the policies of their employer and the specific circumstances of the case. It is important for physicians struggling with addiction to seek help and support as soon as possible to increase the chances of a successful recovery and the ability to continue practicing medicine.

Contact Romanowsky Law today if you are navigating the troubled waters of addiction which may otherwise cost you your license to practice medicine.