Board of Chiropractic Examiners: News

 

 

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 dora_chiropractorsboard@state.co.us.  

 

 

 

Revised Rules Effective November 30, 2020

The new and revised rules for the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners went into effect on November 30, 2020, to implement Colorado House Bill 20-1210, House Bill 20-1326, and Senate Bill 20-102. These Bills concern the following:

  • Colorado House Bill 20-1210: Concerning the continuation of the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2019 sunset report by the Department of Regulatory Agencies;
  • Colorado House Bill 20-1326: Expansion of an individual's ability to practice an occupation in Colorado through creation of an occupational credential portability program; and 
  • Colorado Senate Bill 20-102: Required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct.

To view the details of this rulemaking project and track all changes to the Rules, follow Tracking Number 2020-00672. The Board encourages all licensees and stakeholders to read the final, published new and revised Rules. Please direct any questions to dora_chiropractorsboard@state.co.us.  

 

 

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.

 

 

2021 Board Meeting Dates

Meeting Dates

 

 

 

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),
  • Podiatrists,
  • Dentists and dental hygienists,
  • Chiropractors,
  • Nurses (including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners),
  • Nursing home administrators,
  • Occupational therapists,
  • Optometrists,
  • Physical therapists,
  • Pharmacists,
  • Veterinarians,
  • 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 child abuse reporting, please contact the Office of Children, Youth, and Families' Child Welfare Training System at 800-390-9619 or support@coloradocwts.com.

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 cdhs_aps_questions@state.co.us.