Substance Use Policy

The School of Pharmacy recognizes and supports the University of Pittsburgh Policy CS 04, Drug- Free Workplace/Drug-Free Schools [] and the Student Code of Conduct [] regarding use of illicit substances, controlled substances and alcohol. Due to the unique patient care responsibilities inherent in the pharmacy profession, coupled with Pennsylvania law mandating reporting of impaired health professionals, and the desire of the School of Pharmacy to seek a favorable health and professional outcome for impaired students, the School of Pharmacy has developed the following policy to supplement the University policy and outline the specific steps to be taken in cases of suspected or actual substance abuse