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).
- Public Notices
Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - August 30, 2021
The Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Director considers adopting revisions to Rule 1.7(B), to implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-077 (Concerning the elimination of verification of an individual's lawful presence in the United States as a requirement for individual credentialing).
- Monday, August 30, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. (MDT)
- Webinar Registration
- Sign up to Testify
- Notice, SB21-077, and Draft Rule
- SB21-077 Joint Stakeholder Meeting (recording): July 26, 2021
Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - March 17, 2021
The Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure will hold a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Director considers adopting the proposed revisions to Rule 1.11, as required by the Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS). The proposed rule revisions correct language that was recently adopted, that conflict with portions of the statutes in Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).
- Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 10:00 A.M. (MDT)
- Webinar Registration
- Notice, Draft Rule, and SB20-102
- February 11, 2021: Joint Stakeholder Meeting regarding SB20-102 Corrections (recording)
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and cost-effectiveness of the rules to determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed; AND to implement Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Endorsements/Creation of an Occupational Credential Portability Program), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient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
- 2021 New Legislation
- HB21-1198: Healthcare Billing Requirements for Indigent Patients
- HB 21-1123: CAPS Check for Substantiated Cases of Mistreatment of an At-Risk Adult
- HB21-1169: Prohibit Discrimination Organ Transplant Recipient
- HB21-1232: Standardized Health Benefit Plan Colorado Option
- HB21-1300: Health-care Provider Liens for Injured Persons
- SB21-077: Remove Lawful Presence Verification Credentialing
- SB21-097: Sunset Medical Transparency Act
- SB21-271: Misdemeanor Reform
- 2020 New Legislation
- 2021 New Legislation
- Program Information
Ofelia Duran, Program Director
Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202