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Expand Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Concerning expansion of the prescription drug monitoring program to track information regarding all prescription drugs prescribed in Colorado, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2021 Regular Session
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Bill Summary

Current law requires the prescription drug monitoring program (program) to track all controlled substances prescribed in Colorado. The bill:

  • Expands the program, effective February July 1, 2023, to track all prescription drugs prescribed in this state The bill extends the repeal of the program until September 1, 2028 only if there is sufficient money in the prescription drug monitoring fund from public and private sources to fund the expansion ;
  • Exempts veterinarians from submitting prescription drug information to the program other than for controlled substances; and
  • Requires the state board of pharmacy to seek and accept money for the program.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




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