Physicians: Register with the PDMP by Nov. 30

Thursday, September 18, 2014 08:29 AM
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A bill passed during the 2014 regular session of the Colorado General Assembly made modifications to the electronic prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), including mandating registration of physicians and other providers to the PDMP. The bill does not require use of the system. CMS supports greater use of the PDMP as one of many strategies to reduce opioid abuse and misuse, and supports the efforts of the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy to make the PDMP more user-friendly for physicians.

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) Division of Professions and Occupations Healthcare Branch has announced the due dates for mandatory practitioner PDMP user account registration.

  • Pharmacists and DEA-registered Advanced Practice Nurses: Sept. 30, 2014
  • DEA-registered Dentists, Veterinarians, Optometrists and Podiatrists: Oct. 31, 2014
  • DEA-registered Medical Board licensees: Nov. 30, 2014

While these are the respective due dates for each profession, all pharmacists and DEA-registered prescribing practitioners may and are certainly encouraged to register a user account with the PDMP at anytime between now and their deadline.

Click here to go to the Colorado PDMP webpage.

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