Our program exists to give Colorado consumers like you access to information about healthcare providers and to offer you resources that will aid you in making more informed healthcare decisions.
The Healthcare Professions Profile Program (HPPP) is an online database that offers information about specific healthcare providers—information such as disciplinary actions, restrictions or suspensions, criminal convictions, business interests and malpractice insurance settlements.
HPPP was put in place by a law championed by a mother, Patty Skolnik, whose tragic loss of her only son led her to advocate for greater transparency and disclosure by healthcare providers. Her legislative effort resulted in the passage of the 2007 Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act.
When it was first passed, The Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act only applied to physicians. Due to the success of the program, the Colorado legislature has passed multiple expansions of the Act since 2010. The profile requirement currently includes 54 healthcare license types and over 225,000 individual licensees.
Watch "The Michael Skolnik Story" for more information about Michael and the concept of informed consent (produced for Transparent Health's series "The Faces of Medical Error: From Tears to Transparency").