Voluntary Treatment Option Program
(A Professional Assistance Program)
The Department of State, Division of Professional Regulation and the participating regulatory boards and commissions has implemented a professional assistance program for its licensees. The Voluntary Treatment Option (VTO) program was created by the Delaware General Assembly in 1998. The purpose of this program is to help licensees, who are experiencing difficulties with chemical dependency or impairment, to confidentially access professional help while maintaining their professional status and protecting the public's safety.
Licensees may enter the VTO program by self-referral or by a third party written referral. A licensee may access the program by completing an application and submitting it to the division's representative. Upon receipt of a completed application by the licensee, a division representative and a designated board member of the licensee's profession will meet with the licensee to discuss program requirements and determine program eligibility. It is important to note that licensees are eligible for the VTO program if they have not committed any offense(s), other than the status of being chemically dependent or impaired, that would be grounds for discipline under applicable board laws governing the regulated profession.
For more information concerning this program and an application, please refer to the Voluntary Treatment Option Program Forms page.
You can view an informational brochure here: VTO Brochure