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Colorado Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure
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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).

Program Information

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).

 

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).


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and cost-effectiveness of the rules to determine if they should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed; AND to implement Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Endorsements/Creation of an Occupational Credential Portability Program), and Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient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
Program Information

Ofelia Duran, Program Director

Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

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

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