Wyoming Professional Assistance Program (WPAP) was established in 1997. It operates a professional assistance program as recognized by W.S. § 33-1-115(a)(iii), for intervention, evaluation, referral and monitoring to provide assistance to licensed professionals suffering from chemical dependency. WPAP has partnerships with the Wyoming Board of Medicine, Wyoming Board of Pharmacy, Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners, Wyoming Board of Veterinary Medicine and Wyoming Supreme Court - Judicial Branch. In addition, WPAP has a memorandum of understanding with the Wyoming Board of Nursing to accept self-referred LPN, RN and APRN participants.
The Wyoming Professional Assistance Program (WPAP) was established in 1997 to provide resources and support to include the identification, referral and ongoing monitoring of Wyoming professionals in order to preserve the personal and professional talents of the individual and to maintain the economic viability of the state.
Except as provided by Wyoming Statute Section 33-1-115, referrals to Wyoming Professional Assistance Program shall be absolutely privileged and no lawsuit predicated thereon may be instituted. The program, its board members, employees and agents shall be immune from suit for conduct within the scope of their functions without malice and in the reasonable belief that their actions were warranted, including conduct and actions performed by the terms of a contract with a state board or commission.