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Kansas Pharmacists Recovery Network  
Helping Pharmacists & Pharmacy Interns Recover from Drug or Alcohol Addiction and Mental Health Disorders...One Step at a Time


Goals

  • PROTECT
       
    The Public 
  • PROVIDE
       
    Valuable Resources
  • EDUCATE
       
    Pharmacists & Interns
  • ENCOURAGE
       
    Voluntary Participation

Purpose
 
The Kansas Pharmacists Recovery Network (KsPRN) is a confidential voluntary program that was established by the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy. It is administered by the Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA) and the Committee on Impaired Pharmacy Practice (CIPP). KsPRN's mission is to assist any pharmacist or pharmacy intern whose health and/or professional effectiveness has been or is likely to be impaired by the disease of chemical dependency or other physical and/or mental health disorder.

Public safety is the responsibility of all practicing pharmacists. Pharmacists and pharmacy interns struggling with substance abuse are encouraged to seek treatment and rehabilitation while maintaining the confidentiality inherent in the KsPRN program. In many cases, the pharmacist will be able to continue practicing pharmacy during their recovery process. 

Services

In keeping with the commitment to enhance the pharmacy profession's awareness of chemical dependency, KsPRN also provides information on the following topics.

  •  Prevention of issues leading to impaired practice; 
  •  Recognizing chemical dependency;
  •  Availability of treatment and counseling (including programs, cost etc.);
  •  Family, Marital or Professional issues. 

Most importantly, KsPRN assures all self-referred participants in its program the utmost confidentiality. No one outside of KsPRN, not even the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy, will be notified of the referred pharmacist's condition, unless he/she fails to comply with the recommendations of KsPRN/CIPP and/or an evaluator. The CIPP committee sets forth recommendations to the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy. Together, pharmacists and KsPRN can work toward overcoming chemical dependency while ensuring the public and the pharmacy profession that impairments are being carefully and completely addressed. 

Monthly Fee

While there are fees while in the program that most insurances cover, there is a $45 monthly administrative fee charged by KPhA/KsPRN. The $45 monthly fee is waived for ALL student/interns regardless of annual income.  

If you would like to know the process of the KsPRN program (confidentially), contact Kelly Rockers, KsPRN Manager. If you know of someone who is struggling with chemical or alcohol dependency and/or mental health disorder and would like to refer them, or if you are suffering from a chemical or alcohol dependency and/or mental health disorder and would like to refer yourself, please contact:

Kelly Rockers, KsPRN Manager
Email: kelly@ksrx.org
Confidential Phone: 785-217-7091
Confidential Fax: 913-273-6797
  

 
 
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