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The State Board of Veterinary Medicine regulates and licenses veterinarians. The Board does not regulate or require the registration of veterinary technicians. The Board also does not grant licenses based upon specialty. The mission of the Board is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the people and animals of Colorado by establishing and enforcing professional standards by developing and maintaining rules and policies to ensure that only qualified persons are licensed to provide veterinary care and that violators of the laws and rules regulating veterinary medicine are sanctioned as appropriate. Board activities include licensing veterinarians, investigating complaints about the licensed and unlicensed practice of veterinary medicine, disciplining those who violate the law and/or the Board’s Rules and make, amend, and adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing the conduct of veterinarians. This Board is made up of seven members: five veterinarians and two public members.
Pursuant to House Bill 14-1283 (now CRS 12-42.5-403), all Colorado licensed prescribing practitioners who possess an individual DEA registration and all Colorado licensed pharmacists are required to register an individual user account with Colorado's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). To this end, the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations has assigned the following due dates for each corresponding profession for this purpose.
Pharmacists and DEA-registered Advanced Practice Nurses: September 30, 2014
DEA-registered Dentists, Veterinarians, Optometrists and Podiatrists: October 31, 2014
DEA-registered Medical Board licensees: November 30, 2014
While all pharmacists and DEA-registered prescribing practitioners may and are certainly encouraged to register a user account with the PDMP at anytime between now and before September 30th, these are the respective due dates for each profession.
To begin this process, please utilize the following link for more information about the PDMP and to begin creating a PDMP account.
While account creation normally takes less than 5 minutes, should you have questions regarding how to register a PDMP account, please contact the PDMP Help Desk at 1-855-263-6403.
The Division is now called the Division of Professions and Occupations, effective August 8, 2012. To help our consumers and licensees more readily locate and utilize our services, the legislature passed House Bill 12-1055 during the 2012 legislative session. Please note, the Division of Professions and Occupations will still be housed within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Services the Division currently offers will remain the same.
Legislation passed during the Legislative Session impacts the Division of Professions and Occupations. Please review the program's Laws, Rules and Policies web page to learn of any changes due to legislation.
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