Pharmacy professionals and student pharmacists who question whether they are at risk of being unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety due to impairment, have the right (and obligation) to ask for help when they need it. By failing to do so, they put themselves and their patients at risk. If a complaint is made to the Board of Pharmacy by a colleague, patient, concerned family member, etc., filing a self-report could have the potential to avoid disciplinary action.
A self-report may include, but is not limited to the following situations:
- Diversion or misappropriation of a prescription drug or device for the individual's personal use without proper medical authorization
- Alcohol and/or drug related offenses
- Mental and/or physical disability with chronic or debilitating nature
- Experiencing anger management concerns
How Do You Self-Report
You may self-report by doing one of the following: