If you are a physician working in Colorado and are considering medication dispensing at your practice, you must adhere to state laws and regulations. The information included on this page is for reference only, so please refer to your state medical or pharmaceutical board for updated information.
Registration for Medication Dispensing
Physician dispensing in Colorado is allowed under Colorado Revised Statute Title 12, Article 42.5, Section 118. The statute states a practitioner may dispense for any patient under their care. They may also prescribe any medication they feel is necessary for treating their patients.
Though no specific permit is required, a physician dispensing any controlled substance must obtain DEA registration and complete up to four (4) credit hours of training per licensing cycle in order to demonstrate competency regarding: Best practices for opioid prescribing, according to the most recent version of the division’s guidelines for the safe prescribing and dispensing of opioids.
Physician Assistants (PAs) may prescribe and dispense under the supervision of a licensed physician. Nurse practitioners may also prescribe and dispense only under certain circumstances, such as pre-packaged drugs prepared by a licensed pharmacist.
What are the benefits of Medication Dispensing in Colorado?
There are several benefits of medication dispensing, including:
- Driven revenue into your practice
- Improved patient medication compliance
- Patient satisfaction and recommendations to your practice
- Reduce workload for staff (fewer pharmacy calls)
- Reduced cost to patients
- Time saved for both patients and staff
Why Should You Choose First Coast Health Solutions?
First Coast Health Solutions is a leading national provider of full-service physician dispensing. Our dispensing programs are designed to work with all medical, dental, and health care specialties.
By choosing our services, you have not only the physician dispensing software and medications to dispense but also the service support necessary to keep your business thriving. We have dedicated account managers, over 800 customer support agents, guaranteed quick reimbursements, leading dispensing software, the analytics to maximize reimbursement, and proven formulary optimization.
It does not matter if you are a clinic, urgent care, hospital, or private practice; our program for physician dispensing has proven successful in similar settings.
How does First Coast Health Solutions Support Colorado Physician Dispensing Regulations?
Most offices dispense controlled substances, and our software monitors and submit information to state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP).
We are also here to support you, the physician, and understand your license is your lifeline. If you have questions about Colorado physician dispensing regulations, don’t hesitate to contact us.
The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.