2020 New Legislation
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2020 New Legislation

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All Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Offices at 1560 Broadway, Denver CO are closed to the public indefinitely effective 2pm on March 23rd, 2020. However, DPO staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Division at dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us for assistance.

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

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - HB20 - 1014

HB20-1014 Misuse of Human Reproductive Material

This bill affects:

  • Nursing
  • Medical
  • Surgical Assistant/Surgical Technologist

 

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - HB20 - 1017

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

 

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - HB20 - 1206

HB20-1206 Sunset Mental Health Professionals

This bill affects:

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

 

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - HB20 - 1216

HB20-1216 Sunset Continue Nurse Practice Act.

This bill affects:

  • Medical Professions
  • Nursing Professions
  • NPATCH

 

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - HB20 - 1326

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

 

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - SB20 - 007

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

 

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - SB20 - 026

SB20-026 Workers' Compensation for Audible Psychological Trauma

This bill affects:

  • Medical Professions
  • Psychology 

 

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - SB20 - 028

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 

 

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - SB20 - 102

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

 

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - SB20 - 120

SB20-120 Apprentice Examinations and Professional Licenses

This bill affects:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing 

 

Division of Professions and Occupations - Multi Profession Impact - SB20 - 163

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

Colorado Office of Audiology Licensure: HB20-1219

HB20-1219 Sunset Continue Licensing Audiologists

State Board of Chiropractic Examiners - HB20-1210

HB20-1210 Sunset State Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Dental Board  - HB20 - 1056

HB20-1056 Nonsubstantive Reorganization Dental Practice Act

Office of Funeral Home and Crematory Registration- HB20-1051

HB20-1051 Identification of Veterans Remains for Proper Military Burial

Colorado Office of Hearing Aid Provider Licensure: HB20-1218

HB20-1218 Sunset Continue Hearing Aid Providers

Medical Board - HB20-1041

HB20-1041 Physician Assistants Financial Responsibility Requirements

Medical Board - HB20-1158

HB20-1158 Insurance Cover Infertility Diagnosis Treatment Preserve

Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration - HB20-1212

Colorado Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration - HB20-1212 

Board of Nursing - HB20-1183

HB20- 1183 Sunset Continue Certification of Nurse Aides

Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH) - HB20-1209

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

Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators - HB20-1101

HB20- 1101 Assisted Living Residence Referrals

Colorado Office of Occupational Therapy: HB20-1230

HB20-1230: Sunset Occupational Therapy Practice Act

Board of Pharmacy - HB20-1050

HB20- 1050 Other Outlet Drugs Pharmacies Distribution

Board of Pharmacy - HB20 - 1061

HB20-1061 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Prevention Medications

Board of Pharmacy - HB20-1065

HB20- 1065 Harm Reduction Substance Use Disorders