We offer a diagram that outlines several scenarios in the decision making process starting with the Board of Pharmacy and ending with your return to clearance to practice pharmacy. For a copy of Decision Trees, click on the PEAC Decision Trees button above. PEAC offers pharmacists and technicians a Contract of Agreement. This contract specifies the terms under which the Council agrees to provide advocacy to support and monitor your return to pharmacy employment. For a copy of the contract, click on the PEAC Contract button above.
We offer pharmacists and technicians a Contract of Agreement. This contract specifies the terms under which the Council agrees to provide advocacy to support and monitor your return to pharmacy employment. For a copy of the contract, click on the PEAC Contract button above.
*Identities of the concerned colleagues making the report are not disclosed
*Reporting parties are protected from liability when acting in good faith under Health Occupations §12-317(d)
*Under Maryland Code of Conduct §10.34.10.05, pharmacists must report impaired colleagues to PEAC
*Pharmacists will be monitored by the Board's internal rehabilitation committee
*Pharmacists are no longer required by consent order to participate in the PEAC program
*PEAC's services are available to Board-referred pharmacists for a fee.
*Pharmacists are under scrutiny by the Board throughout the treatment process
*The pharmacist's name is published in the BOP newsletter.
* Protected by the Maryland Practice Act Health Occupations §12-317
*Not require Board notification
*Non-punitive and support therapeutic response to recovery
Pharmacists can self-refer.
This is the best way to obtain PEAC help. The pharmacist can often avoid job termination and punitive action.
Once satisfied that outside reports are legitimate, PEAC contacts the allegedly impaired pharmacist to arrange a meeting and discuss the allegations.
The BOP investigates reports from a variety of sources. An administrative process determines guilt and acts to protect the public by restricting a pharmacist's practice.
Are YOU a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technicians in Need due to a Substance Abuse Problem?
The CAGE Questionnaire is a tool to help determine if you have a substance abuse problem. If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you most likely have a substance-abuse problem and need to refer yourself to PEAC for rehabilitation services. Call 410.983.0302 or 410.808.0748. The referral is confidential.
C: Ever felt the need to CUT DOWN on your alcohol or drug use?
A: Ever ANNOYED by criticism of your alcohol or drug use?
G: Ever felt GUILTY about your alcohol or drug use?
E: Ever felt the need for an EYE-OPENER in the morning?