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 email@example.com for assistance.
Welcome to the Respiratory Therapy Homepage
The Colorado Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure regulates individual licensed respiratory therapists in the State of Colorado. Office activities include licensing respiratory therapists, investigating complaints, and enforcing disciplinary actions against violators of the Respiratory Therapists Practice Act and Director's Rules and Regulations. The Office's mission is to maintain the profession's integrity and protect its consumers and works in conjunction with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
- Licensing Services
- Discipline and Enforcement
- Program Members
Ofelia Duran, Program Director
- Public Notices
Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - September 30, 2020
The Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure held a Virtual Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Director to consider adopting rule revisions that comply with section 24-4-103.3, C.R.S., which mandates a regularly scheduled review of the rules to assess the continuing need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of the rules to determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed; AND to implement Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Endorsements/Creation of an Occupational Credential Portability Program), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures Regarding Sexual Misconduct).
Stakeholder Meeting - August 28, 2020
The Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure held a VIRTUAL Stakeholder Meeting for the Director to receive feedback on the proposed changes to the rules, and gather input from stakeholders on any additional changes that should be considered, as part of the rule review. Section 24-4-103.3, C.R.S., mandates a regularly scheduled review of the rules to assess the continuing need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of the rules to determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed. This discussion will also include the implementation of Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures Regarding Formal Actions Based on Sexual Misconduct).
Joint Stakeholder Meeting - June 19, 2020
The Office of Occupational Therapy, Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure, Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification, and Office of Surgical Assistant & Surgical Technologist Registration held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive public feedback on whether or not the Director should consider permanently adopting the emergency licensing rules that were adopted to meet the requirements of Executive Order D 2020 038, as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Legislative Updates
- Meeting Minutes
There are currently no Meeting Minutes