Safe Disposal in Colorado: A State-Led Approach
Date & Time
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Greg Fabisiak, Environmental Integration Coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Sunny Linnebur, PharmD, FCCP, FASCP, BCPS, BCGP, Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services, University of Colorado
Whit Oyler, Program Manager, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Moderator: Richard W. Sanders, MSCJ, Commissioner, Kentucky State Police, and Member, Operation UNITE Board of Directors
CE Certified By: AMA,AAFP,ACPE,ADA,ANCC,APA,CHES/MCHES,GA POST,NAADAC,NASW,NBCC
Proper medication disposal is widely recognized as a key strategy to combat the Rx drug epidemic. The State of Colorado is taking a novel approach to the safe disposal of Rx medications. This discussion will focus on the state’s approach to safe disposal, and the process to develop the program. Topics to be reviewed include stakeholder engagement, rules and regulations, responsibilities of engaged parties (the state, contractor, host site), and accompanying materials to educate the public.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Describe the state-funded safe disposal program in Colorado.
- Identify the benefits and challenges of engaging stakeholders in the development and implementation of a statewide safe disposal program.
- Apply the presented model of community drug disposal to other states.