WV Restore is the name designated for the WV Nurse Health Program, it was created by Senate bill 379 in July 2012:
In addition to its primary mission statement, WV Restore has adopted the following objectives:
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.
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.
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.
Coordinate rehabilitation and provide monitoring for Registered
Professional Nurses in a therapeutic, non-punitive and confidential process.
Provide a cost-effective alternative to the traditional disciplinary
process for registered professional nurses.
Develop and maintain a statewide resource network of appropriate
services for WVR participants including approved treatment providers and
programs, nurse support groups, etc.