Welcome to the Audiology Homepage
The Colorado Office of Audiology and Hearing Aid Provider Licensure (Office) regulates individual licensed audiologists, hearing aid providers, hearing aid associates, and hearing aid trainees in the State of Colorado. The mission of the Office is to maintain the profession's integrity and protect its consumers. The Office's activities include licensing audiologists and hearing aid providers, investigating complaints, and enforcing disciplinary actions against those who violate the Audiologist and Hearing Aid Providers Practice Act and the Director's Rules and Regulations.
The Office works in conjunction with the National Board for Certification Hearing Instrument Sciences (NBC-HIS), the Colorado Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA), the Colorado Academy of Audiology (CAA), and the Colorado Hearing Society.
- Public Notices
Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 6, 2023
The purpose of this Permanent Rulemaking Hearing is to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to testify before the Director determines whether to repeal on a permanent basis Rule 1.14 - PROTECTIONS FOR PROVISION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE IN COLORADO to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-188 (Concerning Protections for Accessing Reproductive Health Care) and Rule 1.15 - PROTECTING COLORADO’S WORKFORCE AND EXPANDING LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-265 (Concerning a Prohibition on a Regulator Imposing Discipline Against a Person Based on Certain Activities Involving Marijuana).
- Friday, October 6, 2023, at 1:15 P.M. (MDT)
- Permanent Rulemaking Hearing Notice
- Draft Rules
- Webinar Registration
- Written comments regarding SB23-188 (Link will be updated as comments are received)
- Written comments regarding SB23-265 (Link will be updated as comments are received)
Title of Rule: ASLP-IC Rule on Implementation of Criminal Background Check Requirement
REQUESTING WRITTEN STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS
Implementation of Colorado Senate Bills 23-188 and 23-265
What is this about?
The following Boards and Programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations are requesting written comments regarding the implementation of Colorado Senate Bills 23-188 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA) and 23-265 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA), and the proposed repeal of the Board and Program rules that are no longer necessary after the codification of these regulations into law.
Each of the listed Boards and Programs will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on the dates listed to determine whether to repeal the rules on a permanent basis to implement the law. Please submit written comments as soon as possible. The Boards and Programs will continue to accept written comments until the Permanent Rulemaking Hearings where stakeholders will be given a final opportunity to testify before the Board and/or the Director or Director's designee. Please visit the Board and Program websites under the "Public Notices" tab for the most current information, including webinar registration information, written comments (SB23-188 and SB23-265), and the draft rules.
Stakeholder Meeting - July 31, 2023
The Colorado Office of Audiology Licensure and Colorado Office of Hearing Aid Provider Licensure held a virtual Stakeholder Meeting on July 31, 2023. The purpose of this Stakeholder Meeting was for the Director to receive feedback on what conflicts, if any, exist between the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017 and Colorado state rules and regulations.
- Legislative Updates
- 2023 New Legislation
- 2022 New Legislation
- HB22-1041: Privacy Protections For Protected Persons
- HB22-1098: Department Of Regulatory Agencies Barriers To Practice Regulated Professions
- HB22-1165 Rule Review Bill
- HB22-1240 Mandatory Reporters
- HB22-1270 Change Term Name-based Criminal History Record Check
- HB22-1257: 2022 Criminal And Juvenile Justice Commission Recommendations
- HB22-1267 Culturally Relevant Training Health Professionals
- HB22-1278: Behavioral Health Administration
- HB22-1291: Sunrise Review Professions Occupations
- SB22-013: Boards and Commissions
- SB22-076: Complaint Occupational License Official Acts
- SB22-116: Increase Occupational Credential Portability
- SB22-143: Update Common Provision Term Regulator Title 12
- SB22-157: Information Sharing For Consumer Protection Investigation
- SB22-162: Administration Organization Act Modernization
- SB22-174: Sunset Review Hearing Criteria
- SB22-226: Programs To Support Health-care Workforce
- 2021 New Legislation
- HB21-1169: Prohibit Discrimination Organ Transplant Recipient
- HB 21-1123: CAPS Check for Substantiated Cases of Mistreatment of an At-Risk Adult
- HB21-1198: Healthcare Billing Requirements for Indigent Patients
- HB21-1232: Standardized Health Benefit Plan Colorado Option
- HB21-1300: Health-care Provider Liens for Injured Persons
- SB21-021 Audiology and SLP Compact
- SB21-077: Remove Lawful Presence Verification Credentialing
- SB21-097: Sunset Medical Transparency Act
- SB21-271: Misdemeanor Reform
- 2020 New Legislation
- Program Information
Zen Mayhugh, Program Director
Office of Audiology Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202