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IMPORTANT OFFICE CLOSURE ALERT

All Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Offices at 1560 Broadway, Denver CO are closed to the public indefinitely effective 2pm on March 23rd, 2020. However, DPO staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Division at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us for assistance.

Welcome to the Pharmacy Homepage

The Colorado State Board of Pharmacy regulates pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, in-state and nonresident pharmacies, in-state and out-of-state prescription drug wholesalers, satellite pharmacies, specialized prescription drug outlets, other outlets, and limited licenses. The Board upholds consumer protection by licensing qualified applicants, investigating complaints, and enforcing disciplinary actions against violators of the Pharmacists, Pharmacy Business and Pharmaceuticals Act and the Board's rules.

The Board consists of five pharmacist members and two public members and works in conjunction with the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Colorado Pharmacists Society, RxPlus Pharmacies, and the Colorado Retail Council.

Program Information

Board Members

Dmitry Kunin, Program Director

Board Members:

  • Patricia A.Evacko, PharmD, President
    Term Expires: July 1, 2022

  • Kristen Wolf, PharmD, BCSCP, Vice President
    Term Expires: July 1, 2023

  • James Hansen, RPh
    Term Expires: July 1, 2023

  • Laura Holladay Rang, RPh
    Term Expires: July 1, 2021

  • Wesley Hunter, RPh
    Term Expires: July 1, 2021

  • Casey Frank, JD, MPH
    Term Expires: July 1, 2023

  • Brian C. Gonzales, MSW, LCSW, LAC
    Term Expires: July 1, 2023

Public Notices

Stakeholder Meeting - June 14, 2021

The State Board of Pharmacy will hold a VIRTUAL Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on:

  1. Potential rule changes related to Colorado Senate Bill 21-011 (Concerning responsibilities of a pharmacist related to opiate antagonists);
  2. Potential rule changes related to Colorado Senate Bill 21-094 (Concerning the continuation of the State Board of Pharmacy, and, in connection therewith, implementing recommendations contained in the 2020 sunset report by the Department of Regulatory Agencies and making other changes regarding the practice of professions regulated by the board);
  3. Implementing Colorado Senate Bill 21-122 (Concerning the bulk purchase of opiate antagonists pursuant to a standing order);
  4. Implementing Colorado Senate Bill 21-123 (Concerning expanding the Canadian prescription drug importation program to include prescription drug suppliers from nations other than Canada upon the enactment of legislation by the United States Congress authorizing such practice); and
  5. New and revised rules recommended by the Board and stakeholders to provide clarity and a general cleanup of the rules.

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - March 18, 2021

The State Board of Pharmacy will hold a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Board to consider adopting revisions to Rule 1.00.25 to correct language in the rule that conflicts with portions of the statute in Colorado Senate Bill (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct). These revisions are required by the Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS).

 

Stakeholder Meeting - December 11, 2020

New guidance from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services was published by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health on October 20, 2020, allowing pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations. On November 19, 2020, the State Board of Pharmacy held an Emergency Rulemaking Hearing to make revisions to Rule 19.00.00, which are now effective, allowing pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations in alignment with the recent federal guidance.  

The State Board of Pharmacy will hold a VIRTUAL Stakeholder Meeting for the Board to receive feedback on these revisions, as the Board considers permanently adopting the changes to Rule 19.00.00.

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - November 19, 2020

The State Board of Pharmacy held a virtual Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to consider adopting a new rule to implement Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning the Requirement of Providers to provide Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct to Patients prior to Treatment); and revisions to Rule 17.00.00, as required by the Office of Legislative Legal Services.

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - September 17, 2020

The State Board of Pharmacy (Board) held a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Board to consider adoption of the proposed new and revised State Board of Pharmacy’s rules to provide general cleanup and updates; and implement Colorado House Bill 20-1050, Colorado House Bill 20-1061, Colorado Senate Bill 20-136, and Colorado Senate Bill 20-007.

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - July 16, 2020

The State Board of Pharmacy (Board) held a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Board to consider permanently adopting Rule 30.00.00 (Temporary Suspension of State Board of Pharmacy Rules Related to Covid-19), as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and Executive Order D 2020 038. The Board must also consider repealing Rule 3.04.00 (Colorado Cancer Drug Repository Program) subsequent to the approval of Colorado Senate Bill 19-081, which repeals the statutory provisions and basis of Rule 3.04.00.

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting Minutes

Veterinary Pharmaceutical Advisory Committee (VPAC) Minutes

 

 

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