Clarification of Currency of CPR Certificate in Regard to Vaccine Administration (Rule 19.01.10)

Reason for New Rule: In some instances, CPR certificates include an issue date, but do not list an expiration date.  This rule clarifies that a CPR certificate is only current for a period of two years. New Rule Language: 19.01.10. b. (2) The pharmacist or pharmacy intern holds a current basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification […]

Prescription Labeling Requirements – Central Fill Prescriptions (Rule 8.00.00 and Rule 20.00.80)

Reason for New Rule: The rule changes clarify which addresses shall appear on the prescription label in cases of where a prescription is originally filled at a central fill location. New Rule Language: 8.00.00 Advertising 8.00.10 Labels.  At least one address shall appear on a prescription label and that shall include the address of the […]

Pharmacy Manager Reporting Requirements Relating to Loss of Prescription Drugs or Controlled Substances (Rule 7.00.10)

Reason for New Rule: The rule change clarifies what constitutes a significant loss of prescription drugs or controlled substances and the time frame in which the loss should be reported to the Board. New Rule Language: 7.00.10 Reporting Violations.  The pharmacist manager of a prescription drug outlet shall report to the Board, in writing, within […]

Space Requirements – Satellite Pharmacies (Rule 5.01.31) & Hospital Satellite Pharmacy – Definitions and Requirements (Rule 27.00.00)

Reason for New Rule: The purpose of the amendments to the Board Rule 5.01.31 is to express requirement for a pharmacy satellite used solely for drug storage and to specify certain conditions and limitations to such satellites. New Rule Language: New rule language can be found on pages 38-41 (Rule 5.01.31) and 174-179 (Rule 27.00.00) […]

2016 Colorado Election Results

House Democrats Speaker election turned out as planned but Majority Leader saw a strong contest from 3 candidates. Speaker of the House: Crisanta Duran, HD 5 – Denver Majority Leader: KC Becker, HD 13 – Boulder Faith Winter and Mike Foote were also nominated Assistant Majority Leader: Alec Garnett, HD 2 – Denver Majority Caucus […]

Veterinary Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee (Rule 28.00.00)

Reason for New Rule: This entire new section of Board rules implements SB 16-062, which creates an advisory committee to advise the Board on matters concerning veterinary pharmaceuticals. SB 16-062 passed the Colorado legislature in May 2016 in response to concerns over excess restrictions relative to veterinary medications and their availability. New Rule Language: 28.00.10 […]

Casual Sale/Distribution of Compounded Products (Rule 21.00.20)

Reason for New Rule: These rules and rule changes allow for the implementation of HB 16-1324, which allows in-state or nonresident pharmacies to distribute compounded products to Colorado-based veterinarians for office use. New Rule Language: 21.00.20 Casual Sales/Distribution of Compounded Products d. A nonresident prescription drug outlet may distribute and compounded product to a Colorado-licensed […]

Reporting to the Board Name and e-Mail Changes (Rule 4.05.00)

Reason for New Rule: The purpose of the new rule updates language around name changes for a licensee, adds a new requirement to notify the Board of a change in email address within 30 days, and eliminates the need to notify the Board of a change in employment.  The majority of communication from the Board […]

CPS Announces Partnership with Precision Policy Group

The Colorado Pharmacists Society Board of Directors is proud to announce that CPS has hired Katie Wolf from Precision Policy Group to perform lobbying activities for the upcoming legislative session. Please join us in welcoming Katie to the CPS team! Katie Wolf Senior Associate, Precision Policy Group Katie Wolf is a Denver native with a passion […]