Help Center / Does the department have assistance programs for impaired health care professionals?

Yes, Florida health care professionals can seek assistance for impairment through the Department’s Impaired Practitioner Programs – the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) or the Professionals Resource Network (PRN). Impairment may be as a result of misuse or abuse of alcohol or drugs, or both, or due to a mental or physical condition which could affect the licensee’s ability to practice with skill and safety. Intervention Project for Nurses, Inc. (IPN) (Contract Number: COMV5) Linda L. Smith, ARNP, M.Div, CAP, Chief Executive Officer P.O. Box 49130 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240-9130 Toll Free: (800) 840-2720 Telephone Number: (904) 270-1620 FAX: (904) 270-1633 E-Mail: Professionals Resource Network, Inc. (PRN) (Contract Number: COMW3) P.O. Box 1020 Fernandina Beach, Florida 32035-1020 Toll Free: (800) 888-8PRN (8776) Telephone Number: 904-277-8004 Fax: 904-261-3996 E-Mail: