Who We Are

WV Restore is the WV Nurse Health Program - created by Senate Bill 379 in July 2012. WV Restore state-wide monitoring program for health care professionals who suffer from substance use disorder. Our goal is twofold; first, we aspire to help protect the health, safety, and welfare of patients that could be at risk from an impaired provider, and second, to provide support, resources, advocacy, and accountability for health care professionals suffering from substance use disorder as they begin and continue their journey of sustained sobriety. The WVR team is dedicated to helping the impaired provider remain accountable and dependable both during and after their time in the program, so they can overcome their addiction and ultimately return to the career they love.

Our Mission

WVR is committed to protecting the public by proving a monitoring and recovery program for registered professional nurses with a substance use disorder or a qualifying mental health condition. 

Our Goal

To provide all health care professionals suffering from substance use disorder or qualifying mental health condition, the support, resources, advocacy, and accountability needed to overcome their addiction and return to safe practice and self-wellness.

In addition to the mission statement, WV Restore has adopted the following objectives:

  1. Ensure public health and safety through a program that provides education, early intervention, and close monitoring of Registered Professional Nurses who may be unsafe to practice due to the use of drugs including alcohol and/or a psychiatric, psychological condition.  (§30-7-11a)

  2. Protect consumers from impaired practice; WVR requires that the Registered Professional Nurse withdraw from nursing practice immediately and refrain from working until WVR is assured that the Registered Professional Nurse is fit for practice and can safely return.

  3. Facilitate early intervention, thereby decreasing the time between the referral of the Registered Professional Nurse to WVR and entry into an effective treatment and recovery process.

  4.  Coordinate rehabilitation and provide monitoring for Registered Professional Nurses in a therapeutic, non-punitive, and confidential process.

  5. Provide a cost-effective alternative to the traditional disciplinary process for registered professional nurses.

  6. Develop and maintain a statewide resource network of appropriate services for WVR participants including approved treatment providers and programs, nurse support groups, etc.

24.6 million Americans have used an illicit drug in the past month, including professionals currently working in health care. You are not alone. We’re here to help.

Benefits of WVR
  • Maintaining a high level of confidentiality with voluntary admission (unless reported by another entity)

  • Protecting patients from being cared for by an impaired provider

  • Offering guidance, resources, and education to employers as they attempt to manage the impaired provider 

  • Providing health care professionals with the opportunity to salvage their careers with successful completion of the program 

  • Helping retain otherwise, highly-skilled providers within the profession

West Virginia Restore (WVR)
If you suspect a co-worker is impaired or you are struggling
with alcohol or drug addiction, or a qualifying mental health condition
reach out today.