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The Nurse Physician Advisory Taskforce for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH) is a healthcare policy taskforce. NPATCH improves healthcare in Colorado by facilitating communication between the practices of nursing and medicine, and addressing areas of mutual concern. The taskforce is made up of 12 members, comprised of five physicians, five nurses and two consumer representatives. One physician is a representative from the Colorado Medical Board, and one nurse is a representative from the Board of Nursing.
The Nurse-Physician Advisory Taskforce for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH) has created a template to help Advance Practice Nurses create an articulated plan for safe prescribing.
Organizations and articles to help health care professionals prescribe medications safely. Click here for more information.
NPATCH has created templates that may be useful for Advance Practice Nurses and physicians/RXNs creating mentorship and preceptorship agreements.
The Board of Medicine has a Summary of changes here.
Legislation passed during the Legislative Session impacts the Division of Professions and Occupations. The Division is developing an implementation process at this time. Please check back in the near future to learn about any changes to rules, requirements and important deadlines.
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