What is IPRN’s relationship with the Iowa Board of Pharmacy

In 1997, legislation was passed which allowed the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners to increase the licensure and re-licensure fees of pharmacists, in order to support the Iowa Pharmacy Recovery Network. This was implemented in 1998, with a 10% increase in pharmacist license, pharmacy intern license, and pharmacy technician registration fees. In September, 1998, a contract was signed between the board and IPRN which recognized IPRN as a peer assistance program.

IPRN’s activities are completely confidential. The board is typically involved only to the extent of knowing the situations anonymously, by case number. (Details can be found in Iowa Code 155A.39 and 657 Iowa Administrative Code (I.A.C.) chapter 30) The only cases which are required to be reported to the entire board of pharmacy, with a requirement for investigation and possible disciplinary action are:

  • those where there is imminent danger to the public or to the IPRN volunteers, or
  • the pharmacy professional has diverted controlled substances for reasons other than their own use.

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