Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH): News
- December 1 NPATCH Meeting Cancelled
- 2017 Meeting Schedule
- Delegated Access Training Video
- Opioid Prescribing Policy
The Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH) meeting scheduled for December 1, 2017 has been cancelled.
NPATCH has confirmed dates for all scheduled meetings in 2017.
Please check back soon for a new training video on how to create and activate a delegate account on the PDMP.
Effective July 24, 2014: The prescribing Boards adopted a policy for the prescribing and dispensing of opioids, part of a collaborative effort with the Quad-Regulator Boards as one part of a statewide solution to reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse. The Quad-Regulator Boards include the Colorado Medical Board, the Colorado State Board of Nursing, the Colorado Board of Pharmacy, and the Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners. The process was facilitated by the Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH). Other boards that license prescribers of controlled substances also adopted the policy, including the State Board of Optometry and the Colorado Podiatry Board, while the State Board of Veterinary Medicine endorsed the policy.
The development of a joint policy by multiple regulatory boards is a first. For that reason, the policy was drafted through an open process that allowed for full consideration of stakeholder views through multiple public meetings held from February to July 2014.
Nurse-Physician Advisory Taskforce for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH)
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7414 | Fax: 303-894-7692 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org