2020 New Legislation
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2020 New Legislation

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The Division of Professions and Occupations regulates more than 450,000 licensees, certificate holders and registrants. Each year, the General Assembly passes legislation directly impacting those populations. Many bills then require rulemaking or other policy updates by the Division or Boards in order to implement these changes. All relevant bills from the most recent legislative session have been combined onto a single webpage for easy access here. We encourage all licensees to read all bills directly impacting their profession(s).

2020 New Legislation

 

HB20-1014: Misuse of Human Reproductive Material

HB20-1014: Misuse of Human Reproductive Material

This bill affects:

  • Nursing
  • Medical
  • Surgical Assistant/Surgical Technologist

 

HB20-1017: Substance Use Disorder Treatment In Criminal Justice System

HB20-1017: Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Criminal Justice System

This bill affects:

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy

 

HB20-1041: Physician Assistants Financial Responsibility Requirements

HB20-1041: Physician Assistants Financial Responsibility Requirements

This bill affects:

  • Physician Assistants

 

HB20-1050: Other Outlet Drugs Pharmacies Distribution

HB20- 1050 Other Outlet Drugs Pharmacies Distribution

This bill affects:

  • Other Outlet Pharmacies

 

HB20-1051: Identification Of Veteran Remains For Military Burial

HB20-1051: Identification of Veterans Remains for Proper Military Burial

This bill affects:

  • Crematory
  • Funeral Homes

 

HB20-1056: Nonsubstantive Reorganization Dental Practice Act

HB20-1056: Nonsubstantive Reorganization Dental Practice Act

This bill affects:

  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists

 

HB20-1061: HIV Infection Prevention Medications

HB20-1061: Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Prevention Medications

This bill affects:

  • Pharmacists

 

HB20-1065: Harm Reduction Substance Use Disorders

HB20- 1065 Harm Reduction Substance Use Disorders

This bill affects:

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians

 

HB20-1078: Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reimbursements

HB20-1078 Pharmacy Benefit Management Firm Claims Payment

  • This bill affects: Pharmacies

 

HB20-1101: Assisted Living Residence Referrals

HB20- 1101 Assisted Living Residence Referrals

HB20-1158: Insurance Coverage of Infertility Treatment

HB20-1158 Insurance Cover Infertility Diagnosis Treatment Preserve

This law affects:

  • Physicians

 

HB20-1183: Sunset Certification Of Nurse Aides

HB20- 1183 Sunset Continue Certification of Nurse Aides

This bill affects:

  • Nurse Aides

 

HB20-1206: Sunset Mental Health Professionals

HB20- 1206 Sunset Mental Health Professionals

This bill affects:

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychology
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors

 

 

HB20-1209: Sunset Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force

HB20- 1209 Sunset Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Health Care

This bill affects:

  • Physicians
  • Nursing

 

HB20-1210: Sunset State Board Of Chiropractic Examiners

HB20-1210 Sunset State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

This bill affects:

  • Chiropractic Examiners

 

HB20-1212: Sunset Naturopathic Doctors

Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration - HB20-1212 

This bill affects:

  • Naturopathic Doctors

 

HB20-1216: Sunset Nurse Practice Act

HB20-1216 Sunset Continue Nurse Practice Act.

This bill affects:

  • Medical Professions
  • Nursing Professions
  • NPATCH

 

 

 

HB20-1218: Sunset Hearing Aid Providers

HB20-1218 Sunset Continue Hearing Aid Providers

This bill affects:

  • Hearing Aid Providers

 

HB20-1219: Sunset Licensing Audiologists

HB20-1219 Sunset Continue Licensing Audiologists

This bill affects:

  • Audiologists

 

HB20-1230: Sunset Occupational Therapy Practice Act

HB20-1230: Sunset Occupational Therapy Practice Act

This bill affects:

  • Occupational Therapists

 

HB20-1232: Clinical Trials for Medicaid clients

HB20-1232: Equity in Access to Clinical Trials in Medicaid

This bill affects:

  • Medical Professions

 

HB20-1326: Occupational Credential Portability Program

HB20-1326 Create Occupational Credential Portability Program.

This bill affects:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors (AES)
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Audiologists
  • Barber/Cosmetology Professions
  • Certified Public Accountants
  • Chiropractors
  • Combative Sports
  • Direct Entry Midwives
  • Dental Professions
  • Electrical Professions
  • Hearing Aid Providers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Professions
  • Mental Health Professions
  • Naturopathic Doctors
  • Nursing Professions
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacy Professions
  • Physical Therapists
  • Plumbing Professions
  • Podiatrists
  • Private Investigators
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Surgical Assistants and Surgical Technologists
  • Veterinarians

 

 

 

HB20-1425: Hospital Patient Visitation Rights During COVID-19

HB20-1425: Hospital Patient Visitation Rights During COVID-19

This bill affects:

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Work
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Acupuncture
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Dental
  • Direct Entry Midwife
  • Hearing Aid Provider
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical
  • Naturopathic Doctor
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Surgical Assistant/Surgical Technologist

 

SB20-007: Opioid And Substance Use Disorders Treatment

SB20-007 Treatment Opioid and Other Substance Abuse Disorders

This bill affects:

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists 
  • Psychologists 
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Dental
  • Medical
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy

 

SB20-026: Workers' Compensation For Audible Psychological Trauma

SB20-026 Workers' Compensation for Audible Psychological Trauma

This bill affects:

  • Medical Professions
  • Psychology 

 

SB20-028: Substance Use Disorder Recovery

SB20-028 Substance Use Disorder Recovery

This bill affects:

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Dental
  • Nursing
  • Medical
  • Pharmacy 

 

SB20-043: Out of Network Billing

SB20-043 Out-of-Network Provider Reimbursement Rate 

This bill affects:

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Acupuncture
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Dental
  • Direct Entry Midwife
  • Hearing Aid Provider
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical
  • Naturopathic Doctor
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Surgical Assistant/Surgical Technologist 

 

SB20-102: Healthcare Provider Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct

SB20-102 Provider Disclosure to Patients Regarding Formal Actions Based on Sexual Misconduct

This bill affects:

  • Acupuncturists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Audiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dental Professions
  • Hearing Aid Providers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Professions
  • Mental Health Professions
  • Naturopathic Doctors
  • Nursing Professions
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacy Professions
  • Physical Therapists
  • Podiatrists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Surgical Assistants and Surgical Technologists

 

SB20-120: Electrical and Plumbing Apprentices

SB20-120 Apprentice Examinations and Professional Licenses

This bill affects:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing 

 

SB20-163: School Entry Immunization

SB20-163 School Entry Immunization

This bill affects:

  • Medical Professions
  • Nursing Professions

 

  • Board of Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors: HB20-1165

HB20-1165 Interior Design Practice