When to make a referral to WVR (Some Common Examples)



  • An individual has a positive pre-employment urine drug screen result for any illegal substance or any non-prescribed, legal substance (ask the individual to reveal all current medications prior to screening).
  • At least two people witness an individual with alcohol on his/her breath in the workplace.
  • An individual has a positive blood alcohol level and/or the individual's urine specimen tested positive for alcohol.
  • You obtain a positive urine drug screen result for an illegal substance.
  • You obtain a positive urine drug screen result for mood-altering substances and the individual cannot or does not produce a current valid prescription.
  • An individual is visibly/physically impaired while on duty regardless of whether (s)he is taking prescribed medications or not (e.g., falling asleep, slurring speech, staggering).
  • An individual displays a pattern of forgetfulness, poor practice judgment, inability to perform, medication errors (generally non-narcotic drug involvement if a mental illness only), physical deterioration, isolation, moodiness and/or mood swings.
  • A home health practitioner is a no show, no call for scheduled patients, and drugs/alcohol or mental illness is indicated (e.g., alleged to have tampered with or removed controlled substances from their patients' homes, or is charged with a DUI or possession of controlled substances while driving to work or to their patients' homes, or has displayed signs and symptoms of a mental illness or other impairment while on duty).
  • PRN patients report not receiving medications when a certain individual is on duty.
  • You notice a pattern of an employee giving drugs at inappropriate intervals or with an order.
  • You discover a paper trail of controlled substance discrepancies indicative of drug diversion and the evidence points directly to a particular employee.
  • An individual is found in the bathroom with a needle in his/her arm and a vial on the floor.
  • If in doubt, but you suspect drugs and/or a mental illness may be involved in a workplace incident or anytime you suspect that a violation of the Practice Act has occurred involving drugs and/or mental illness.

To See WVR's Official Referral Policy CLICK HERE


Referrals to WV Restore can be done several ways: 

1. You can call WV Restore during normal hours of operation.  

2. Simply fill out the PDF HERE and fax to WV Restore (online submission coming soon).  

3. You can also just leave a general message using our contact form and we will call you back to do this CLICK HERE.