Statewide Protocols (SWPs)

In Colorado, Senate Bill 16-135 and House Bill 18-1313 together allow for the provision of health care services by pharmacists to increase public health care access. CPS was instrumental in passing the authorizing laws to allow SWPs and has worked to implement them as well. SWPs are formed and approved collaboratively among the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Boards of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The two approved SWPs in Colorado are:

  • Hormonal Contraception
  • Smoking Cessation
  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)

 Any entity can propose a new statewide protocol for public health care services via a SWP by contacting the Colorado State Board of Pharmacy.

The most current protocols can be found on the State Board of Pharmacy website here


PrEP and PEP (effective November 2020)


COMPREHENSIVE PRE-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PREP) AND POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PEP) EDUCATION FOR PHARMACISTS

The University of Colorado has launched the “Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Colorado Pharmacist” training program, an ACPE accredited educational training program.

CPS endorses this on-demand program and recommends it for all Colorado Pharmacists. 

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Hormonal Contraception (effective March 2017)

Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Colorado Pharmacist

The University of Colorado has launched the “Comprehensive Contraceptive Education and Certification for the Colorado Pharmacist” training program, an ACPE accredited educational training program in partnership with the Oregon State University.

CPS endorses this on-demand program and recommends it for all Colorado Pharmacists.

 

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Smoking Cessation (effective March 2017)

Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Education for the Colorado Pharmacist

The University of Colorado has launched the “Comprehensive Smoking Cessation Education for the Colorado Pharmacist” training program, an ACPE accredited educational training program in partnership with the Oregon State University. 

CPS endorses this on-demand program and recommends it for all Colorado Pharmacists.

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Additional Resources

 


Other Statewide Protocol Resources 

  

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