TITLE: Development of a National Forum for Pharmacy Professional Recovery Programs

WHEREAS, state pharmacist recovery programs provide a vital resource for pharmacy staff who may be at risk of impairment from mental illness or substance use disorders; and

WHEREAS, the goal of these recovery programs is to support the successful continuation of, or return to, practice; and

WHEREAS, these recovery programs could greatly benefit from the establishment of a national forum to discuss common pharmacy professional topics of interest, as well as current issues, and concerns; and

WHEREAS, the National Organization of Alternative Programs,1 a national association of recovery program professionals, organizations, and other interested parties founded with the support of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing,1 was established to provide such a forum for the nursing professional community; and

WHEREAS, the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, Inc,2 a national association of recovery program professionals established through initiatives from the Federation of State Medical Boards and the American Medical Association, was established to provide such a forum for the medical professional community;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NABP collaborate with other interested stakeholders to convene a forum of pharmacist recovery programs and/or other state recovery programs to discuss common topics of interest, issues, and concerns.

(Resolution passed at the 120th Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, TX.)