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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/Board Members
Reina Sbarbaro-Gordon, Program Director
State Board of Psychologist Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Shanley Mangeot, Psy.D.
Professional Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2026
Catherine Anderson, Vice-Chair
Public Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2026
Sonia Izmirian, Ph.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
Public Member | Term Expires: May 31, 2024
Public Member| Term Expires: May 31, 2025
- Public Notices
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.
Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 6, 2023
The purpose of this Permanent Rulemaking Hearing is to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to testify before the Board determines whether to repeal on a permanent basis Rule 1.23 - PROTECTIONS FOR PROVISION OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE IN COLORADO to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-188 (Concerning Protections for Accessing Reproductive Health Care) and Rule 1.24 - PROTECTING COLORADO’S WORKFORCE AND EXPANDING LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES to implement Colorado Senate Bill 23-265 (Concerning a Prohibition on a Regulator Imposing Discipline Against a Person Based on Certain Activities Involving Marijuana) and to consider what rules should be promulgated to implement House Bill 23-1071 (CONCERNING THE AUTHORITY OF A LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST TO PRESCRIBE PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS), which was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis on March 3, 2023.
- Thursday, October 6, 2023, at 9:00 A.M. (MDT)
- Permanent Rulemaking Hearing Notice
- Draft Rules
- Webinar Registration
- Written comments regarding SB23-188 (Link will be updated as comments are received.)
- Written comments regarding SB23-265 (Link will be updated as comments are received.)
- Written comments regarding HB-1071 (Link will be updated as comments are received.)
- Stakeholder Meeting Recording – May 15, 2023
- Stakeholder Meeting Recording – July 17, 2023
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).
- Legislative Updates
- 2023 New Legislation
- HB 23-1003: School Mental Health Assessment
- HB 23-1031: Mental Health Professional Reporting Exemption
- HB23-1071: Licensed Psychologist Psychotropic Medication Prescribing
- SB 23-004: Employment of School Mental Health Professionals
- SB23-102: Rule Review Bill
- SB23-170: Extreme Risk Protection Order Petitions
- SB23-265: SB 23-265: Prohibit Professional Discipline for Marijuana
- SB 23-286: Access to Government Records
- 2022 New Legislation
- HB22-1041: Privacy Protections For
- Protected Persons
- HB22-1098: Department Of Regulatory Agencies Barriers To Practice Regulated Professions
- HB22-1165 Rule Review Bill
- HB22-1240 Mandatory Reporters
- HB22-1256 Modifications To Civil Involuntary Commitment
- HB22-1267 Culturally Relevant Training Health Professionals
- HB22-1270 Change Term Name-based Criminal History Record Check
- HB22-1326: Fentanyl Accountability And Prevention
- HB22-1278: Behavioral Health Administration
- HB22-1291: Sunrise Review Professions Occupations
- HB22-1299: License Registration Fee Relief For Mental Health Professionals
- HB22-1307: Mental Health Professionals Technical Changes
- SB22-013: Boards and Commissions
- SB22-076: Complaint Occupational License Official Acts
- SB22-116 Increase Occupational Credential Portability
- SB22-140 Expansion Of Experiential Learning Opportunities
- SB22-143 Update Common Provision Term Regulator Title 12
- SB22-162: Administration Organization Act Modernization
- SB22-174: Sunset Review Hearing Criteria
- SB22-181 Behavioral Health-care Workforce
- SB22-226: Programs To Support Health-care Workforce
- 2021 New Legislation
- HB21-1022: Surrogacy Agreements
- HB 21-1123: CAPS Check for Substantiated Cases of Mistreatment of an At-Risk Adult
- HB21-1169: Prohibit Discrimination Organ Transplant Recipient
- HB21-1198: Healthcare Billing Requirements for Indigent Patients
- HB21-1021: Peer Support Professionals Behavioral Health
- HB21-1068: Insurance Coverage Mental Health Wellness Exam
- HB21-1085: Secure Transportation Behavioral Health Crisis
- HB21-1119: Suicide Prevention, Intervention, & Postvention
- HB21-1130: Expand Transition Specialist Program
- HB21-1232: Standardized Health Benefit Plan Colorado Option
- HB21-1300: Health-care Provider Liens for Injured Persons
- SB21-056 Expand Cannabis-based Medicine At Schools
- SB21-077: Remove Lawful Presence Verification Credentialing
- SB21-097: Sunset Medical Transparency Act
- SB21-271: Misdemeanor Reform
- 2020 New Legislation
- 2023 New Legislation
- Meeting Minutes