The statewide Nursing Peer Health Assistance Program/Nurse Alternative to Discipline Program provides comprehensive services to RNs and LPNs who may be experiencing physical, emotional, psychological, substance use/abuse problems or other personal issues. This Colorado Board of Nursing contract is funded by license fees and services are delivered by professionals at Peer Assistance Services, Inc. The objectives are the protection of the public and the rehabilitation of the nurse.
For Peer Education Meeting information click here.
New information updated as of October 12, 2011
As a reminder all urine screening tests must be observed by a same-gender collection site staff member, who has no relationship to the licensee. The observer must physically observe licensee's urine stream at the time the specimen is provided.
Notice to all PAS nurse clients
Your reports are due on the following days of the month:
- Last name ending in A - L: 1st of every month
- Last name ending in M - Z: 15th of every month
Reports are accepted via fax to 720.213.1007 or 720.213.0002
You are responsible for maintaining original copies of all reports.
UA collection site information:
Your Norchem ID is to be used on the chain of custody form. Do NOT use your SSN.
To access an electronic copy of the Nursing Peer Health Assistance Program Client Handbook click here.
PAS offers the Jody Gingery Memorial Scholarship for the University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies. Jody Gingery, MEd, RN served a director of the Colorado Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force. She provided countless educational sessions and exhibits focused on the reduction of prescription drug misuse and abuse. She was instrumental in the passage of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program legislation. PAS is pleased to offer this scholarship in honor of her dedication to the prevention and intervention of substance use disorders. This $1,000 scholarship is available annually to a nurse or student of nursing with an interest in the prevention, recognition and treatment of alcoholism and other substance abuse. Applications are due May 1. For more information: 303.369.0039.
DENVER 303.369.0039 TOLL-FREE 866.369.0039
To request information or to schedule a presentation: Info@PeerAssist.org
Nursing Peer Health Assistance/Nurse Alternative to Discipline Program brochure
Recognizing Signs and Symptoms (PDF)
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