2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Article 42.5 - Pharmacists, Pharmacy Businesses, and Pharmaceuticals
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 12-42.5-104.5. Veterinary pharmaceutical advisory committee - creation - appointments - rules - repeal
(1) (a) (I) There is created in the department of regulatory agencies the veterinary pharmaceutical advisory committee comprised of three members, each appointed by the state veterinarian who serves under the commissioner of agriculture pursuant to section 35-50-104, C.R.S., as follows:
(A) One member who is a licensed veterinarian who predominantly works on large animals, having at least five years' experience in this state, in good standing, and actively engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine;
(B) One member who is either a licensed pharmaceutical wholesaler engaged in the distribution of animal drugs, having at least five years' experience in this state, in good standing, and actively engaged in the practice of wholesale pharmacy or a licensed veterinarian, having at least five years' experience in this state, in good standing, and actively engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine, but who is not both a pharmaceutical wholesaler and a veterinarian; and
(C) One member who has a background in agriculture and who is not a pharmacist, pharmaceutical wholesaler, or veterinarian.
(II) The state veterinarian shall choose a person who does not do business along the front range for at least one of the professional appointments on the advisory committee.
(b) The members of the advisory committee serve three-year terms; except that the state veterinarian shall appoint one of the initial members of the advisory committee for a two-year term. If there is a vacancy on the advisory committee, the state veterinarian shall appoint a successor to fill the unexpired portion of the member's term.
(c) (I) The advisory committee shall elect a member to serve as chair of the advisory committee. The advisory committee shall meet as required by the board in accordance with subsection (2) of this section.
(II) Members of the advisory committee serve without compensation or reimbursement of expenses.
(III) A member of the advisory committee shall not perform an official act that:
(A) May provide a direct economic benefit to a business or other undertaking in which the member has a direct or substantial financial interest; or
(B) Involves a person with whom the member has engaged in a substantial number of business transactions.
(d) The department of regulatory agencies shall provide staff assistance to the advisory committee.
(2) (a) Unless a matter presented to the board constitutes an emergency requiring prompt resolution, the board shall refer the following matters that concern veterinary pharmaceuticals to the advisory committee for a recommendation on how the board should proceed on the matter:
(I) Whether and to what extent action, if any, should be taken on an investigation into or complaint of an alleged violation of this article, including whether to:
(A) Suspend or revoke a license or registration;
(B) Impose a fine against a licensee or registrant, whether the violation is egregious, and the amount of any fine recommended;
(C) Seek a restraining order or injunction in civil court against a person; or
(D) Pursue other disciplinary action against a licensee, registrant, or other person;
(II) Review of license and registration applications and renewal, reactivation, and reinstatement applications; and
(III) Promulgation of rules.
(b) Upon being referred a matter by the board, the advisory committee shall meet, in person or by teleconference, as soon as practicable to review the matter. The board shall share all documents, recordings, and other materials that are relevant to the matter referred with the advisory committee for the advisory committee's review of the matter. The advisory committee shall treat all shared materials as confidential. The advisory committee shall provide the board a written recommendation on how the board should proceed on the matter referred, setting forth its findings and conclusions. At the advisory committee's discretion, the advisory committee may also present its recommendations to the board in person or by teleconference.
(c) The board shall adopt the advisory committee's recommendation on a referred matter unless the board determines that there exists material and substantial evidence or information related to the matter that warrants a resolution of the matter that is distinct from the advisory committee's recommendation. If the board deviates from the advisory committee's recommendation, the board shall make a record of the reasons for the deviation.
(3) The board, in consultation with the state veterinarian, may promulgate rules to implement this section.
(4) (a) This section is repealed, effective September 1, 2026.
(b) Before the repeal of this section, the department of regulatory agencies shall review the advisory committee pursuant to section 2-3-1203, C.R.S.
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