What you need to know about the Colorado Revised Statute 18-18-607, recently modified with the passing of House Bill 20-1017
Colorado Revised Statute 18-18-607 was recently modified with the passing of House Bill 20-1017.
The statute has been modified to include the following:
A PERSON MAY TURN IN ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES AND REQUEST ASSISTANCE IN GAINING ACCESS TO TREATMENT FOR A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER AT ANY SAFE STATION.
The statute goes on to define a “Safe Station” as:
ANY MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION; COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE; OR MUNICIPAL, COUNTY, OR FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FIRE STATION.
This change makes it imperative that all these facilities be prepared to receive controlled substances from the general public. This not only creates a logistical need to handle these drugs, but it also creates the potential for drug diversion. Now what?
Medical Systems is a Colorado owned Hazardous Medical Waste company. We offer a solution that will help you manage the drugs you may receive.
Our Controlled Substance Waste program provides a secure method for the collection and destruction of all Schedule I, II, III, IV and V controlled substances. Our wall mounted safes keep the substances under lock and key until they are ready for pick up by Medical Systems. The containers contain a liquid that breaks down the drugs so they cannot be used. When the container is full, we pick it up and destroy it using incineration. The entire process is monitored using chain of custody documentation to greatly reduce the possibility of diversion of the drugs.
Our process is the only one that guarantees drugs are rendered unrecoverable and completely destroyed, while maintaining a chain of custody. Other programs offer parts of this process but not the complete process.
- Wall safe for security
- Chemical decomposition of drugs within minutes
- Destruction of drugs through incineration
- Ease of use. Put the drugs in the container and call us when full
- Tracking with a chain of custody from the time we pick it up until it is destroyed
- Dramatically reduces the risk of diversion (drugs being diverted from intended use to illegal use)