Legislation passed this year (House Bill 14-1283, now CRS 12-42.5-403) requires all Colorado prescribers who possess a DEA registration and all Colorado licensed pharmacists to register an account with Colorado’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Prescribers with a DEA registration and pharmacists must register an account by the corresponding deadlines below:
- Pharmacists and DEA-registered Advanced Practice Nurses: September 30, 2014
- DEA-registered Dentists, Veterinarians, Optometrists and Podiatrists: October 31, 2014
- DEA-registered Physicians and Physician Assistants: November 30, 2014
Prescribers and pharmacists are encouraged to register an account early but must do so prior to the respective deadlines above.
Account creation normally takes less than 5 minutes. Questions regarding how to register a PDMP account may be directed to the PDMP Help Desk at 1-855-263-6403.
The Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is a public health tool providing prescribers and pharmacists a secure database with immediate access to their patients history of controlled substance prescriptions (Schedules II – V) that they otherwise may not have.
The information in the PDMP can help prescribers and pharmacists make more informed decisions when considering prescribing or dispensing controlled substances.The secure database provides a more comprehensive health record and connects practitioners to their patients other prescribers and dispensers.
Source: www.cdn.colorado.gov; 2014.