Provider Status Legislation Introduced in the House

For Immediate Release January 24, 2017 DENVER, CO. The Colorado Pharmacists Society, the voice of pharmacy in Colorado, and partner of the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition (PAPCC) – applauds the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the role that pharmacists can, and do, play in addressing patient access-to-care […]

Provider Status Legislation Introduced in the Senate

For Immediate Release January 17, 2017 DENVER, CO. The Colorado Pharmacists Society, the voice of pharmacy in Colorado, and partner of the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition – applauds the introduction of legislation in the U.S. Senate to recognize the role that pharmacists can play in addressing patient access-to-care issues in medically underserved communities […]

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 […]

Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Awards!

CPS is pleased to welcome nominations for seven awards in 2017: Bowl of Hygeia Community Service Award Excellence in Innovation Award Generation Rx Award Pharmacist of the Year Award Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award Student Pharmacist of the Year Award Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award (New in 2017!) The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, January […]

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) […]

Next Week is National Influenza Vaccination Week!

National Influenza Vaccination Week is next week, December 4-10, 2016! Join CDC’s efforts to #FightFlu and encourage flu vaccination by participating in @CDCFlu’s movie Twitter Hashtag Challenge, asking a question during CDC’s Reddit Science AMA, participating in the CDC flu Blog-A-Thon, and sharing #FightFlu messages on various channels. Download the 2016 NIVW Toolkit Or find a […]

New Dates Announced! Upcoming OSHA Training Webinar

If you are a pharmacist providing immunizations or CLIA-waived testing services, or a pharmacy technician or other health care professional assisting with these services, you must have live OSHA training on bloodborne pathogens every year or face fines of up to $90,000. The Colorado Pharmacists Society, in partnership with the Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education […]