•Is an independent, non-profit, peer assistance, advocacy, and monitoring program for pharmacists and pharmacy interns
•Provides information and guidance to any person who contacts our agency.
•Assists the pharmacist or intern, family member, friend, employer, and pharmacy school with the procedure needed when there is a concern regarding impairment.
•Instructs employers and other professionals regarding the mandatory reporting requirement to the Board of Pharmacy.
•Completes a telephonic intake assessment with the pharmacist or intern and makes arrangements for a professional evaluationwith the appropriate treatment center or provider.
•Implements a monitoring contract for pharmacists or interns who have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder or significant mental health disorder. This includes coordination with the treatment center, physicians, and employers.
•Provides monitoring services to any pharmacist or intern involved with the Professional Health Monitoring Program and the State Board of Pharmacy.
•Can assist a pharmacist with a suspended license in the reinstatement process.
•Can assist and support pharmacist or intern with criminal charges or convictions.
•Provides professional outreach and educational training to employers, pharmacy schools, and professional pharmacy organizations regarding the mission of SARPH.
Let S.A.R.P.H. Help you
The Problem? Substance abuse, psychological or related problems are threatening a pharmacist’s practice or that of a colleague.
The Solution. Safe, caring, and confidential assistance…the S.A.R.P.H. program is a proven, peer-assisted approach that has helped hundreds of pharmacists to choose recovery and an alternative to public and permanent discipline on a pharmacist’s license.
Our Goal: Get HELP before you get involved with the Board of Pharmacy and before you need an attorney. We want to protect the public from pharmacists who are impaired or incompetent to practice safely, as we are sure you do also.
Joann Megon Executive Director
Traci Holler Operations Director
Teresa Moore Case Manager
Board of Directors
Officers Dr. James Caputo, R.Ph., PharmD. Chairman
Mr. Douglas Hess, R.Ph Vice Chairman
Dr. Hal Ward, R.Ph., PharmD. Secretary
Mr. William Kolash, R.Ph. Treasurer
Directors Dr. George Downs, R.Ph., PharmD. Mr. Jeff Edelmann, R.Ph. Ms. Richelle Lehman, R.Ph. Mr. Dave Leszunov, R.Ph. Mr. Robert Rossi, R.Ph.