Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH): News

Sunset Review Underway

The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is conducting a sunset review of the Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH).  Analysis in a sunset review is performed to determine whether the regulatory program is necessary and should be continued, modified or eliminated. This review will produce a report with recommendations to the Colorado General Assembly and result in subsequent legislation based on the recommendations in the report. Your input is an important component of a successful sunset review. If you would like to submit comments online, please visit COPRRR's website.

 


Revised Opioid Guidelines

On March 16, 2018, the revised Guidelines for Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids were adopted by all six of Colorado’s prescribing and dispensing Boards: the Colorado Dental Board, the Colorado Medical Board, the State Board of Nursing, the State Board of Optometry, the Colorado Podiatry Board, and the State Board of Pharmacy, and endorsed by the State Board of Veterinary Medicine.

This revised Policy is a product of the collaboration between the seven Boards and a robust stakeholder engagement process. Stakeholder views, opinions and comments were essential in the revision of the 2014 Policy for Prescribing and Dispensing Opioids.

Visit the Opioid Guidelines webpage.


2019 Meeting Schedule

NPATCH has confirmed dates for all scheduled meetings in 2019.


Contact Information
Nurse-Physician Advisory Taskforce for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH)
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7414 | Fax: 303-894-7692 | Email: dora_medboard_npatch@state.co.us