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How Does TAPNET Work?
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How Does TAPNET Work?

TAPNET Eligibility:

  • In order to participate in the program you must be a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern (LCDC-CI), or hold a TCB Certification (AAC, ADC, CPS, CCJP, CCGC, CCS, CCDS).  Students working in or pursuing a career in chemical dependency counseling may also be eligible.
  •  Eligibility includes those who self-refer or are referred through other avenues and are determined to be impaired and needing assistance.  The diagnoses that will be accepted shall include DSM-IV TR mental health and substance abuse or dependence criteria.
  •  The TAPNET program maintains confidentiality consistent with state and federal laws.
  •  Participation in TAPNET is voluntary.
 TAPNET Services:
  • TAPNET monitor's a participant's recovery via their compliance with treatment recommendations, return to work restrictions, attendance at self-help meetings, and random drug tests.  Each participant will be assigned to a case manager/advocate to help them through the process.
  • Program participants are responsible for the costs of treatment and drug screens, in addition to an enrollment fee.
  • Participants who fail to comply with all TAPNET requirements may be reported to DSHS and/or TCB.
  • TAPNET will assist participants by outlining facilities for evaluation and referral; encouraging and supporting the individual to enter treatment as necessary; and monitoring participants rehabilitation and re-entry to the workplace.
TAPNET Authority and Civil Immunity:
  • TAPNET is independent of the licensing boards, Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCB).
  • Texas state law provides civil immunity for all reports made in good faith and for all employers who work with TAPNET counselors in good faith.
  • TAPNET is a non-profit agency.
  • TAPNET maintains approval from DSHS and TCBAP to operate the peer assistance program.
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