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Colorado Podiatry Board

Podiatry HOME


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 for assistance.

Welcome to the Podiatry Homepage

The Colorado Podiatry Board was instituted as part of the Podiatrists Practice Act in order to regulate the practice of podiatry in Colorado.The Board ensures that licensed professionals are acting in accordance with the standards of care as outlined in the Podiatrists Practice Act. Licensure is mandatory to practice podiatric medicine or perform podiatric surgery in Colorado or to treat Colorado patients.

The Podiatry Board is a Type I Board, meaning that it is policy autonomous and made up of professional and public members (four podiatrists and one public member). The decisions made by the Podiatry Board are not subject to administrative review. The Podiatry Board does not have the authority to arbitrate or adjudicate fee disputes.

Program Information

Board Members

Karen Phelan, Program Director

  • Kristine Hoffman, DPM, President
    Professional Member | Term Expires: March 17, 2023

  • Brett D. Sachs, DPM, Vice President
    Professional Member | Term Expires: March 17, 2025

  • Michael Vaardahl, DPM
    Professional Member | Term Expires: March 17, 2024

  • Staci Bogin, DPM
    Professional Member | Term Expires: March 17, 2024

  • Ora DeMorrow
    Public Member | Term Expires: March 17, 2022

Public Notices

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).


Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - December 4, 2020

The Colorado Podiatry Board held a virtual Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to consider adopting new rules to implement Colorado Senate Bill 19-079 (Requirement of Practitioners to Prescribe Controlled Substances Electronically), and Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning the Requirement of Providers to provide Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct to Patients prior to Treatment).


Stakeholder Meeting - September 22, 2020

The Colorado Podiatry Board held a Virtual Stakeholder Meeting for the Board to receive feedback on the implementation of Colorado Senate Bill 19-079 (Concerning a requirement that certain practitioners prescribe controlled substances electronically); and Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).


Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 1, 2020

The Board of Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of Optometry, Colorado Podiatry Board, State Physical Therapy Board, and State Board of Veterinarian Medicine (Boards) held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting for the Boards to receive feedback on the adoption of the Emergency Licensing Rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Governor’s Executive Order D 2020 038.

Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes


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