California P.R.N.

Information updated as of 10/2017

Editor’s Note: At this time I do not have any Pharmacists as possible contacts for Pharmacists seeking
                       recovery to network with. If you would be interest, let me know. Thanks, Charlie Broussard

Link to Pharmacists Recovery Program:

MAXIMUS Diversion Program

Model: Health Care Association Board of Pharmacy contract

Eligible for Pharmacists and Interns

FAX 916-669-3660

Mailing address is:
 PO Box 989012, West Sacramento, CA 95798-9012

Pharmacists Recovery Network Contact Person:
Virginia (Ginny) Matthews RN,BSN,MBA

MAXIMUS Project Manager

E-mail -  


MAXIMUS is a contractor with the Dept of Consumer Affairs, and the California State Board of Pharmacy.  MAXIMUS 
administers and coordinates the diversion program for pharmacists who have drug, alcohol or mental health issues 
that impact their ability to safely practice. The Diversion Program accepts clients who self refer and clients who are 
referred by the Board.  A majority of the cost is paid for by the Board.

Joan E Coyne, Pharm.D. writes: “Pharmacists and interns can enter the program on their own with complete anonymity. 
The Board will in some cases refer pharmacists "In Lieu Of" disciplinary action and some pharmacists are mandated into 
the program secondary to administrative action when they are put on probation.”

There are 80+ Pharmacists in the Pharmacist Recovery Program, and that rate remains consistent.