PDMP Website Now Easier to Use

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Colorado’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was created to tackle prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion. The state has seen rates of use increase as the database continues to serve as an important tool for meeting the standard of care for safe prescribing. To get even more healthcare professionals to use the database, the Department of Regulatory Affairs (DORA) has …

Under the Gold Dome

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association The CDA had a busy fall with a number of legislative interim committees and rulemaking processes, debating a number of issues that can impact dentists and dental offices. The CDA is always working to protect and improve the practice environment and parameters …

Dental License Renewal Notices Coming By Email Only

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Dental license renewal is available starting the week of Jan. 15, 2018, through the Colorado Dental Board website. All Colorado dentist and dental hygienist licenses must be renewed by Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. If you have not already done so, renew your state dental license before it expires. Dentists and dental hygienists are not permitted to practice dentistry without a …

Proposed Opioid Prescribing Reforms

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An interim legislative task force met over the summer to discuss Colorado’s current opioid abuse epidemic and possible solutions. The task force has primarily focused on prescribing behavior, among numerous other topics ranging from education and prevention to treatment options. Possible prescriber reforms the task force discussed included opioid reduction CE for providers, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) system improvements, …

Dental Board Discontinues Sleep Apnea Policy Discussions

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At its October meeting, the Colorado Dental Board voted to discontinue discussions and take no further action on sleep apnea. No rule or policy will be considered or adopted by the board at this time, meaning the current status quo prevails (which leaves some uncertainty in terms of policy and enforcement).  The board conducted discussions on sleep apnea in executive …