Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification: News

 

 

 

Revised Rule Effective May 30, 2021

A revised rule for the Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification went into effect on May 30, 2021. The revisions to Rule 1.23, corrected language in the rule that conflicted with portions of section 12-30-115, C.R.S., in Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).

To view the details of this rulemaking project and track all rule changes, see Tracking Number 2021-00107. The Office encourages all licensees and stakeholders to read the revised and published Rule 1.23. Please direct any questions to dora_speechlanguagepathology@state.co.us.  

 

 

 

New and Revised Rules in Effect on December 15, 2020

The new and revised rules for the Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification went into effect on December 15, 2020. These rules were adopted to comply with:

  • Colorado House Bill 20-1326: Concerning an expansion of an individual's ability to practice an occupation in Colorado through creation of an occupational credential portability program; 
  • Colorado Senate Bill 20-102: Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct; and
  • The mandatory Rule Review pursuant to section 24-4-103.3, C.R.S., to assess the continuing need, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of the rules to determine if the rules should be continued in their current form, modified, or repealed.

To view the details of this rulemaking project and track all changes to the Rules, follow Tracking Number 2020-00671. The Office encourages all certificants and stakeholders to read the final, published New and Revised Rules. Please direct any questions to dora_speechlanguagepathology@state.co.us.  

 

 

Sunset Review

The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is conducting a sunset review of the speech-language pathology licensing program. Analysis in a sunset review is performed to determine whether the regulatory program is necessary and should be continued, modified or eliminated. This review will produce a report to the Colorado General Assembly and result in subsequent legislation based on the recommendations in the report. If you would like to submit comments online, please visit COPRRR's website.

 

 

New Surprise/Balance Billing Disclosure Form

As part of the implementation of House Bill 19-1174 Out-of-network Surprise Billing, the Division of Professions and Occupations is providing a sample disclosure form that meets the requirements of the bill and associated Rules adopted by the Division's Director.

Disclosure form