DPO COVID-19 Emergency Regulations

Based on Executive Order D 2020 038 the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations has been granted the authority to promulgate emergency rules for multiple professions to expand the workforce personnel available to provide healthcare services due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Colorado.

You may view the emergency rules for the Expansion of Scope, which has been extended on September 9, 2020 via Executive Order D2020 058, for each individual program below. Please also reference the Frequently Asked Questions document for further information.

The rules below were adopted by the Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations on August 30, 2020 regarding temporary licensure and waiver of certain nurse and nurse aide education rules pursuant to Executive Order D 2020 158:

For more information please visit the home pages for the corresponding professions below:

Temporary licensure options are available to those who are recent graduates for the above professions AND who are experiencing delays or are unable to schedule their exam. To apply for a temporary license based on these regulations, please visit our Division of Professions and Occupations Online Services System to create an account and submit your application.