- 2024 Chiropractic Board Meeting Schedule
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- Revised Rule Effective May 15, 2021
- New Disclosure Required
- Mandatory Reporting Reminder
Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Revised Rule Effective May 15, 2021
A revised rule for the Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners went into effect on May 15, 2021. The revisions to Rule 1.35, corrected language in the rule that conflicted with portions of section 12-30-115, C.R.S., in Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).
To view the details of this rulemaking project and track all rule changes, see Tracking Number 2021-00121. The Board encourages all licensees and stakeholders to read the revised and published Rule 1.35. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
New Disclosure Required
On May 14, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed House Bill 19-1174 Out of Network Healthcare Services. The bill includes provisions for how health insurance carriers will reimburse providers (doctors, hospitals and other health care providers) for out-of-network emergency and non-emergency care. The new law went into effect on January 1, 2020, and also requires healthcare providers to develop and provide consumer disclosures about the potential effects of receiving emergency or non-emergency services from an out-of-network provider, and the possibility of “surprise billing.” As part of the implementation of House Bill 19-1174 Out-of-network Surprise Billing, the Division of Professions and Occupations is providing a sample disclosure form. Please feel free to use your own form if you prefer.
Mandatory Reporting Reminder
Did you know you are a mandatory reporter? Under Colorado law, more than 40 professions are required to report suspected child abuse and elder abuse. These professions include many regulated through the Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) at DORA, such as:
- Physicians (including physician assistants and physicians in training),
- Dentists and dental hygienists,
- Nurses (including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners),
- Nursing home administrators,
- Occupational therapists,
- Physical therapists,
- Mental health professionals (including psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, registered psychotherapists and all candidates for licensure),
Online trainings help mandatory reporters recognize and report abuse, neglect and exploitation. Licensees of the regulatory boards at DPO may accrue credit towards continuing education and continuing competency requirements for completing the trainings (should they exist for their profession).
Section 19-3-304, C.R.S. outlines the persons required by law to report child abuse and/or neglect. To assist mandatory reporters, a training is available on the Colorado Department of Human Services website at http://coloradocwts.com/mandated-reporter-training.
Section 18-6.5-108, C.R.S outlines the persons required by law to report abuse and exploitation of at-risk elders and at-risk adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Further information and an online training can be found on the Colorado Department of Human Services website.
If you have further questions regarding these requirements, please contact the Colorado Department of Human Services.
For questions regarding mandatory reporting of at-risk elders and at-risk adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, please contact the Office of Community Access and Independence's Division of Aging and Adult Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.