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DORA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission.
The Division is now called the Division of Professions and Occupations, effective August 8, 2012. To help our consumers and licensees more readily locate and utilize our services, the legislature passed House Bill 12-1055 during the 2012 legislative session. Please note, the Division of Professions and Occupations will still be housed within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Services the Division currently offers will remain the same.
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.
Senate Bill 11-088, which was signed into law in 2011, created two authorities for direct-entry midwives giving the registrants the ability to obtain and administer certain medications and intravenous fluids. The licensees can opt to have one or the other of the authorities or both.
Registrants with the medication authority, which is designated as "MWA" on their license card, can obtain and administer only the following drugs:
Registrants with the authority to obtain and administer certain intravenous fluids are designated by "MIV" on their license card. These individuals can obtain and administer only the following intravenous fluids:
Please be aware that a direct-entry midwife may have one, both, or none of these authorities. Please verify the midwife's license care prior to distributing any of the above-listed drugs to ensure the individual has the proper authority. This information is also available here.
Registration bulletins for NAPLEX and MPJE can now be downloaded from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) website,and registration forms can be requested online!
The State of Colorado does not register/certify or license Pharmacy Technicians. For information regarding Pharmacy Technician Certification, please visit the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board online.
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