SB 23-041

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2023 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 08, 2023
  • Passed Senate Feb 08, 2023
  • House
  • Governor

Prescription Drugs For Off-label Use


The bill authorizes a physician, a physician assistant, and an advanced practice registered nurse licensed health-care professional who is authorized to prescribe drugs (prescriber) to prescribe and administer a drug approved by the federal food and drug administration (FDA) for an off-label use. if: The off-label use of the drug for the indication has longstanding, common use; There is medical evidence to support the off-label use and no known evidence contraindicating such off-label use; and The prescriber has provided the patient or a minor patient's parent or guardian with an informed consent form, and the patient or parent or guardian has signed the form. The bill applies the same standard of care for the off-label use of the drug as for the on-label use of the drug. The bill clarifies that: The prescription and administration of an FDA-approved drug for an off-label use is not, by itself, a grounds for discipline; and A pharmacist who fills a prescription for off-label use is not subject to discipline by the state board of pharmacy. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (3)


Feb 08, 2023


Mar 21, 2023


House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely

Feb 08, 2023


Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance

  • Introduction
Health & Insurance


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 07, 2023


Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Feb 02, 2023


Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Health & Human Services

Jan 12, 2023


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (02/08/2023) PDF
Engrossed (02/07/2023) PDF
Introduced (01/12/2023) PDF
PA1 (02/03/2023) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (01/30/2023) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/15/2023) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (05/31/2023) PDF


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