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The Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a powerful tool for prescribers and dispensers to help reduce prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion: helping them to make more informed decisions when considering prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance to a patient.

Pharmacies upload prescription data every regular business day for controlled medications listed in Schedules II to V that are dispensed to Colorado patients. Prescribers and pharmacists with registered accounts may access information on patients under their care. In January 2015, they may begin assigning sub-accounts to up to three members of their healthcare team.

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Who can obtain information from the PDMP?

  • Regulatory boards in the Department of Regulatory Agencies with a valid court order or subpoena
  • Law enforcement officers with a valid court order or subpoena
  • Practitioners and pharmacists in other states treating Colorado patients through the PDMP Inter-Connect
  • Patients can receive a copy of their own information

Laws

Statutes are provided in this format for your convenience only. You can find the most current version of the Colorado Revised Statutes online via the Colorado Statute Manager.

Rules & Regulations

View the Pharmacy Rules.*

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Board Policies

View the Pharmacy Policies.

The purpose of the Pharmacy Policies is to authorize staff to initiate complaints upon receipt of specific types of information.

*This unofficial online version is the most current version available. For official publication of all State of Colorado regulations, please consult the Code of Colorado Regulations.
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