I think your last post was helpful to us readers.
So, you reported the DUI to your BON per your lawyers instruction and terms of licensure, and the BON referred you to HPRP for evaluation. So, in the context of HPRP and state monitored programs in general, that would not be considered self reporting (to HPRP).
I could be wrong here, as someone with limited experience but having done a lottt if research, that when you are referred to HPRP by the board, if you are “offered” (forced into) a monitoring agreement, that would be considered regulatory, so the action/discipline could be seen on your license. Mind you, it’s not even remotely private even for people who do self report and get non-regulatory monitoring agreements, it’s just different.
The problem with HPRP, and all of these programs from what I’ve heard, is that if they feel they have any even remote ground for dragging you into a contract, they will. Because these are the money hungriest programs you’ve ever imagined. It is possible, depending on the wording of the doctor and whether or not HPRP actually sanctioned/referred you to this person, that they might not be able to wrangle you into monitoring.
Most importantly, I would not sign a monitoring agreement if they offer you one without consulting with an attorney. I know they are difficult to get ahold of now but I’d knock on their office door personally if you had to in order to get a response if it comes down to signing something. They can either get you out of monitoring with the 2nd opinion or negotiate better contract terms.