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IMPORTANT OFFICE CLOSURE ALERT

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.

Welcome to the Medical Homepage

The Colorado Medical Board (CMB) was instituted as part of the Medical Practice Act for the purpose of regulating and controlling the practice of healing arts, which include establishing and enforcing the licensing standards for Medical Doctors (M.D.s), Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.s), Physician Assistants (P.A.s), and Anesthesiology Assistants (A.A.s). Licensure is mandatory to practice medicine in Colorado or to treat Colorado patients. Exceptions exist for the Veterans Administration, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Department of Defense physicians and other licensed healthcare providers.

The CMB investigates the unlicensed practice of medicine, however, it does not have authority to arbitrate or adjudicate fee disputes. The decisions made by the CMB are not subject to administrative review. The CMB is a Type I Board, meaning that it is policy autonomous and comprised of professional and public members (eight M.D.s, three D.O.s, one P.A., and four public members).

Program Information

Board Members

Paula E. Martinez, Program Director

  • Donald J. Lefkowits, M.D., President
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2023

Panel A:

  • Amanda Mixon, P.A.-C, Vice President, Panel A Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2024

  • Lesley C. Brooks, M.D.
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2023

  • Omid Jazaeri, M.D.Lesley C. Brooks, M.D.
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2021

  • Robert Moghim, M.D.
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2021

  • Saughar Samali, D.O.
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2024

  • C. Lamont Smith, Esq.
    Public Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2022

Panel B:

  • Ty T. Higuchi, Ph.D., M.D., Panel B Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2022

  • Amy E. Colen
    Public Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2023

  • Roland Flores, Jr., M.D.
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2023

  • Keith O. Marks
    Public Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2022

  • Kian A. Modanlou, M.D.
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2024

  • Scott C. Strauss, D.O., FAAFP
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2021

Licensing Panel

  • Teresa K. Braden, D.O., Licensing Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2022

  • Julie Ann Cortez, P.A.-C
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2021

  • Stephen K. Frankel, M.D.
    Professional Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2021

  • Hien (Adam) H. Ly
    Public Member | Term Expires: May 3, 2024

Public Notices

COLORADO MEDICAL BOARD

Notice of Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities:

Parameters of Voluntary Confidential Treatment for Board Applicants and Licensees

ISSUE UNDER CONSIDERATION

The Colorado Medical Board is considering a policy to clarify the parameters of voluntary confidential treatment for Board applicants and licensees who seek treatment through the designated peer health provider.  In this vein, the Board has formed a Policy Subcommittee to consider stakeholder feedback and develop a proposed policy for Board consideration.


EARLY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

As the Board considers a policy to clarify this important issue, we are eager to hear from our licensees, partners, and stakeholders.  We are engaging stakeholders early in the process to receive thoughts, opinions, and suggestions on this important issue before the Board Policy Subcommittee meets on Thursday, February 11, 2021 to draft a proposed policy which was presented to the Board on February 18, 2021. 

Attached please find the proposed draft policy approved by the Board on February 18, 2021, for stakeholder feedback.

We will be hosting two virtual meetings to discuss this proposed draft policy and receive feedback:

●    Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 pm. |
 
Registration URL Info:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3519172095827138830

Webinar ID: 279-669-459


●    Monday, March 15, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | 

Registration URL

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5574337449024281102

Webinar ID 542-682-819


Both meetings will follow the same virtual meeting format, so you do not need to attend twice. The meetings will be recorded and posted on the Board’s webpage and the Board Subcommittee members will be provided with the recordings to review the information prior to its March 25, 2021 meeting.   

If you are unable to attend a meeting, we encourage you to provide written comments to Paula Martinez, Program Director, at paula.martinez@state.co.us.  Please submit written comments by 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2021 to ensure the Board Subcommittee has adequate opportunity to review prior to its meeting.

Please note that all previously submitted written comments regarding this issue have been maintained and will be provided to the Board Subcommittee for review.

NEXT STEPS

The Board Subcommittee will meet on March 25, 2021 to consider stakeholder feedback and make any necessary revision to the proposed draft policy. The revised proposed policy will then be presented to the Board for its consideration at its May 20, 2021 meeting. 

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - February 11, 2021

The State Board of Social Work Examiners; State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners; Office of Hearing Aid Provider Licensure; Office of Audiology Licensure; Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration; Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure; Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification; Board of Chiropractic Examiners; Office of Acupuncture Licensure; Office of Athletic Trainer Licensure; State Board of Psychologist Examiners; Office of Massage Therapy Licensure; Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration; Office of Surgical Assistant And Surgical Technologist Registration; State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners; State Physical Therapy Board; State Board of Unlicensed Psychotherapists; State Board of Marriage and Family Therapist Examiners; State Board of Nursing; Colorado Dental Board; State Board of Optometry; State Board of Pharmacy; Colorado Medical Board; and Colorado Podiatry Board will hold a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to inform Stakeholders, and receive feedback on the proposed revisions to the  new rules that were recently adopted to implement Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct), as required by the Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS).

 

COLORADO MEDICAL BOARD

Notice of Early Stakeholder Engagement Opportunities:

Parameters of Voluntary Confidential Treatment for Board Applicants and Licensees

ISSUE UNDER CONSIDERATION

The Colorado Medical Board will be considering a policy to clarify the parameters of voluntary confidential treatments for Board applicants and licensees who seek treatment through the designated peer health provider.  In this vein, the Board has formed a Policy Subcommittee to consider stakeholder feedback and develop a proposed policy for Board consideration.


EARLY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

As the Board considers a policy to clarify this important issue, we are eager to hear from our licensees, partners, and stakeholders.  We are engaging stakeholders early in the process to receive thoughts, opinions, and suggestions on this important issue before the Board Policy Subcommittee meets on Thursday, February 11, 2021 to commence development of the proposed policy. 

The Board will host two virtual meetings to discuss the current state of voluntary confidential treatment and receive feedback: 

●    Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 from 12 p.m.– 2 p.m.| Meeting Recording
●    Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. | Meeting Recording


Both meetings will follow the same virtual meeting format, so you do not need to attend twice. The meetings will be recorded and posted on the Board’s webpage and the Board Subcommittee members will be provided with the recordings to review the information prior to its February 11, 2021 meeting.   

If you are unable to attend a meeting, we encourage you to provide written comments to Paula Martinez, Program Director, at paula.martinez@state.co.us.  Please submit written comments by February 9, 2021 to ensure the Board Subcommittee has adequate opportunity to review prior to its meeting.

Please note that all previously submitted written comments regarding this issue have been maintained and will be provided to the Board Subcommittee for review.

NEXT STEPS

Once the Board approves a proposed policy, we will notice additional stakeholder engagement opportunities to receive feedback on the written policy. 
 

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - Rescheduled for December 18, 2020

The Colorado Medical Board has rescheduled the November 19, 2020, Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for December 18, 2020. This virtual Rulemaking Hearing is for the Board to consider adopting new Rule 160, to implement Colorado Senate Bill 19-079 (Requiring Practitioners to Prescribe Controlled Substances Electronically); and Rule 170, to implement Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Requiring Providers to provide Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct to Patients prior to Treatment).

 

Stakeholder Meeting - June 29, 2020

The Colorado Medical Board (Board) held a VIRTUAL Stakeholder Meeting for the Board to receive feedback on the adoption of Rule 145 (Emergency Rules and Regulations Regarding Temporary Licensure) as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Governor’s Executive Order D 2020 038.

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

Full Board Meeting Minutes

Licensing Panel Meeting Minutes

 

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