Physician Recovery Network

Willis Parmley, MD, Chair

The Physician Recovery Network (PRN) was formed in 1986 with the support of the IMA House of Delegates. The PRN committee consists of volunteer physician members, one physician assistant and one lay person located throughout Idaho. The PRN was created to help any Idaho physician or physician assistant who is impaired as a result of addiction, cognitive or mental health problems. The program's primary mission is to protect the public from unsafe practice by impaired professionals. The PRN provides a network of trained physicians and other healthcare professionals to aid in confidential investigations of alleged physician impairment and, when appropriate, conduct interventions and coordinate placement in a treatment program. The PRN develops and coordinates an individualized long-term monitored recovery program for each physician. 

Meets 2 times per year, although the program is staffed 24/7 365 days a year.