Mississippi P.R.N.

Information updated as of 10/2017

Model: Board of Pharmacy -> committee 

Eligible for Pharmacists and Technicians

Mississippi Association of Recovering Pharmacists, (M.A.R.P.)
P.O. Box 4246, Jackson, Mississippi  39216 
Phone #:  (601) 937-1672      Fax #: (601) 420-5791     Secretary/Voice Messages: (601) 420-5790
E-Mail Address: MARPRDD@aol.com
Web site: www.mymarp.com  

Director: Jerry M. Fortenberry (This is a non-paid position)
79 Deer Run, Columbus, MS 39705


Formed in 1987, this organization has a 10 member (with 4 alternates) non-paid board of directors, and a paid
position of a part-time secretary. It hires a third party to call for urine screens.  It is free standing/separate 
from the Pharmacy State Board and the State Pharmacy Professional Organizations. It does not carry general 
liability insurance; because of legislation they have immunity from prosecution. This organization has a written
signed “Memorandum of Understanding”with the Board of Pharmacy. It has enabling legislation that says the 
Board of Pharmacy can use money collected as fees, to pay for the impairment program. MARP publishes a 
newsletter quarterly.

What about funding?

The organization charges client fees:  $600.00 per year for pharmacists and $300.00 per year for pharmacy 
technicians.They are billed monthly in installments of $50.00 per month or pharmacists and $25.00 per month 
for technicians. It also receives funding through license renewal fees: $5/license.

Active clients include: Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians