Prescription Drug Monitoring Program


    Co-Chair: Jason Hoppe, DO, University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine

    Co-Chair: Nathan Batchelder, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)

    The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) work group focuses on issues relating to the use and improvement of the state’s prescription drug monitoring program

    The PDMP work group’s goals for 2017-18 are to:

    • Work with the Department of Regulatory Agencies to increase prescriber uptake of new PDMP and get prescribers to enter specialty in system;
    • Collaborate with new health care systems to integrate the PDMP with the systems;
    • Outline steps for possible additions to the PDMP, such as tracking new medications, interstate sharing, and patient-protected data sharing;
    • Improve ability to use PDMP data for epidemiological surveillance and data-health linkages;
    • Implement prescriber report cards; and
    • Evaluate costs and benefits of using PDMP as a way prescribers can communicate between each other and receive feedback.

    The PDMP work group meets every other month (in person and by remote conferencing if necessary).   The current work group roster, most recent meeting minutes, and upcoming meeting schedule are available on the left-hand side of this page.

    Please contact us at for more information on the PDMP work group or to volunteer to participate in the group’s activities.