Helping pharmacists and pharmacy interns recover from drug or alcohol addiction and mental health disorders – one step at a time.
PROTECT The Public
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.
In keeping with the commitment to enhance the pharmacy profession's awareness of chemical dependency, KsPRN also provides information on the following topics.
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.
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 learn more about the process of the KsPRN program (confidentially), contact Caitlin Thompson, KsPRN manager. If you know of someone who is struggling with chemical or alcohol dependency and/or a mental health disorder and would like to refer them, or if you are suffering from a chemical or alcohol dependency and/or a mental health disorder and would like to refer yourself, please contact:
Caitlin Thompson, KsPRN Manager
The Kansas Pharmacists Recovery Network has compiled a list of local,
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