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Sunset Continue Licensing Of Controlled Substances

Concerning the continuation of the "Colorado Licensing of Controlled Substances Act", and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2018 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2019 Regular Session
Human Services
Bill Summary

Licensing of controlled substances act - continuation under sunset law. The act implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review and report on the "Colorado Licensing of Controlled Substances Act" (controlled substances licensing act) by:

  • Continuing the controlled substances licensing act for 7 years and subjecting it to sunset review prior to its repeal on September 1, 2026;
  • Repealing references to research as a regulated activity in the controlled substances licensing act;
  • Requiring the department of human services (department) to develop and implement a formal, simple, accurate, and objective system to track and categorize complaints made against a licensee and disciplinary actions taken pursuant to the controlled substances licensing act; and
  • Directing the department to develop a secure online central registry for licensed opioid treatment programs to submit information to the department.

The department is required to develop a policy that separates the administration of the controlled substances licensing act from the performance of its duties relating to approved treatment facilities that receive public funds.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details