Statewide Protocols (SWPs) for Colorado Pharmacists

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. The Colorado Pharmacist Society 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 approved SWPs in Colorado are:

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


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

Explore the four SWP trainings below.

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