Tennessee P.R.N.

Information updated as of 10/2017

Tennessee Pharmacy Recovery Network 

Model: State Pharmacy Associations ->Committee

Eligible for Pharmacists, Interns, Students and Technicians       

 TPRN Program Director
    Baeteena M. Black, D.Ph.  
E-mail: bblack@tnpharm.org

Tennessee Pharmacists Association
500 Church Street, , Suite 650, Nashville, Tennessee   37219
Phone #:  (615) 256-3023                        Fax#: (615) 255-3528 

Website has updated information: https://www.tnpharm.org/member-center/tprn/?

Click here for: TPRN Policies/Procedures and Committee Members

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“The Tennessee Pharmacy Recovery Network (TPRN), established by the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) and operating under the TPA’s 501 (c)3 subsidiary, the Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation,  is contracted with the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy as of September 15, 2017 to serve as the Board’s formalized peer assistance program for prevention, referral and monitoring services for impaired pharmacy professionals, including pharmacists, pharmacy student interns and pharmacy technicians.  The TPRN program has been in operation for over 30 years and was previously providing these same services for pharmacists only through a non-contractual working relationship with the TN Board of Pharmacy.  Under the contract the Board of Pharmacy will now be providing some monetary support for operation of the program. Additional resources will continue to be provided by the TPA.  The TPRN program does not charge client fees for Program participation.  TPRN participants are responsible for treatment and testing costs.

The TPRN program provides no direct diagnosis or treatment services.  It does assist impaired pharmacist professionals in identifying appropriate facilities and providers to assess, diagnose and treat identified diseases and issues as well as arranging for a stringent random screening and monitoring process as part of an aftercare treatment program.  Under the leadership of a TPRN Program Director, TPRN provides a highly individualized and focused program tailored to meet the specific pharmacy professional’s needs.  The TPRN program’s success is largely attributed to the direct involvement of the TPRN Program Advocacy Committee, consisting of dedicated pharmacy professionals in recovery who develop a peer-to-peer relationship with participants and serve as Advocates for specific program participants. “