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The Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners regulates Licensed Psychologists in the State of Colorado Board activities include review of licensure applications and complaints and enforcement of disciplinary actions against violators of the Mental Health Practice Act or Board Rule. The Board consists of seven members, three public and four professionals, who meet six times per year.

Program Information

Program/Board Members

Reina Sbarbaro-Gordon, Program Director

State Board of Psychologist Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-7764  |  Email: dora_mentalhealthboard@state.co.us

 

Board Members:

  • Vacant
    Professional Member| Term Expires:
  • Catherine Anderson, Vice-Chair
    Public Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2026
  • Rebecca Richey, Psy.D.
    Professional Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2025
  • Scott Nebel, Psy.D.
    Professional Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2026
  • Andrew Sia, PhD
    Professional Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2024
  • Jillian Sarmo-Parks
    Public Member | Term Expires: May 31, 2024
  • Jack Wesoky
    Public Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2025
Public Notices

Emergency Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 6, 2023

The Board held an Emergency Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on October 6, 2023, to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to testify before the Board determined whether to repeal Rule 1.23(opens in new window) - PROTECTIONS FOR PROVISION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE IN COLORADO to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-188(opens in new window) (Concerning Protections for Accessing Reproductive Health Care)  and Rule 1.24(opens in new window) - PROTECTING COLORADO’S WORKFORCE AND EXPANDING LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-265(opens in new window) (Concerning a Prohibition on a Regulator Imposing Discipline Against a Person Based on Certain Activities Involving Marijuana), and to consider what rules(opens in new window) should be promulgated to implement House Bill 23-1071(opens in new window) (CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF A LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST TO PRESCRIBE PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS).

 

The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) Commission has published Proposed Rules for consideration and comment.  

These Proposed Rules are open for a period of 60 days for public comment for those stakeholders interested in providing such comment.  The deadline for submission of written comments is October 3, 2023

Written comments can be submitted via the PSYPACT website, and submitted to the PSYPACT Commission no later than 5:00 pm Eastern on October 3, 2023.  

A public hearing will be conducted as part of the PSYPACT Commission’s Annual Meeting via Zoom on November 16, 2023, beginning at 11:00 am Eastern.  Interested parties may participate and notification will be posted to the PSYPACT website 30 days prior to the meeting with call-in information provided.

 

REQUESTING WRITTEN STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS 
Implementation of Colorado Senate Bills 23-188 and 23-265

What is this about?
 

The following Boards and Programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations are requesting written comments regarding the implementation of Colorado Senate Bills 23-188 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA) and 23-265 (CONCERNING A PROHIBITION ON A REGULATOR IMPOSING DISCIPLINE AGAINST A PERSON BASED ON CERTAIN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MARIJUANA), and the proposed repeal of the Board and Program rules that are no longer necessary after the codification of these regulations into law. 

Each of the listed Boards and Programs will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on the dates listed to determine whether to repeal the rules on a permanent basis to implement the law.  Please submit written comments as soon as possible. The Boards and Programs will continue to accept written comments until the Permanent Rulemaking Hearings where stakeholders will be given a final opportunity to testify before the Board and/or the Director or Director's designee. Please visit the Board and Program websites under the "Public Notices" tab for the most current information, including webinar registration information, written comments (SB23-188 and SB23-265), and the draft rules. 

 

Stakeholder Meeting - Implementation of HB23-1071 - July 17, 2023

The State Board of Psychologist Examiners in collaboration with the Colorado Medical Board held a virtual Stakeholder Meeting on July 17, 2023. The purpose of this Stakeholder Meeting is for the State Board of Psychologist Examiners (“Psychology Board”) to receive feedback regarding the draft rules to implement House Bill 23-1071 (Concerning the Authority of a Licensed Psychologist to Prescribe Psychotropic Medication for the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders).

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