2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Health Care
Article 42.5 - Pharmacists, Pharmacy Businesses, and Pharmaceuticals
Part 1 - General Provisions
§ 12-42.5-134. Confidential agreement to limit practice - violation - grounds for discipline

CO Rev Stat ยง 12-42.5-134 (2016) What's This?

(1) If a pharmacist or intern has a physical or mental illness or condition that renders the person unable to practice pharmacy with reasonable skill and safety to clients, the pharmacist or intern shall notify the board of the illness or condition in a manner and within a period determined by the board. The board may require the pharmacist or intern to submit to an examination or refer the pharmacist or intern to the pharmacy peer health assistance diversion program established in part 2 of this article to evaluate the extent of the illness or condition and its impact on the pharmacist's or intern's ability to practice pharmacy with reasonable skill and safety to clients.

(2) (a) Upon determining that a pharmacist or intern with a physical or mental illness or condition is able to render limited services with reasonable skill and safety to clients, the board may enter into a confidential agreement with the pharmacist or intern in which the pharmacist or intern agrees to limit his or her practice based on the restrictions imposed by the illness or condition, as determined by the board.

(b) As part of the agreement, the pharmacist or intern is subject to periodic reevaluations or monitoring as determined appropriate by the board. The board may refer the pharmacist or intern to the pharmacy peer health assistance diversion program for reevaluation or monitoring.

(c) The parties may modify or dissolve the agreement as necessary based on the results of a reevaluation or of monitoring.

(3) By entering into an agreement with the board pursuant to this section to limit his or her practice, a pharmacist or intern is not engaging in activities prohibited pursuant to section 12-42.5-123. The agreement does not constitute a restriction or discipline by the board. However, if the pharmacist or intern fails to comply with the terms of an agreement entered into pursuant to this section, the failure constitutes a prohibited activity pursuant to section 12-42.5-123 (1) (r), and the pharmacist or intern is subject to discipline in accordance with section 12-42.5-124.

(4) This section does not apply to a pharmacist or intern subject to discipline for prohibited activities as described in section 12-42.5-123 (1) (e).

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