Office of Acupuncture Licensure: News

Rulemaking Hearing December 16, 2019

The Office of Acupuncture Licensure will hold a Rulemaking Hearing for the Director to consider adopting proposed new Rule 1.11 (Concerning Health Care Provider Disclosures to Consumers about the Potential Effects of Receiving Emergency or Nonemergency Services from an Out-of-Network Provider) in order to implement HB19-1174. 

Draft Rules

  • A copy of the proposed new rule and House Bill 19-1174 are available for download

Meeting Information

  • Monday, December 16, 2019 at 10:30 A.M.

Ways to Participate

  • In Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Room 100A (1st Floor), Denver, CO 80202
  • By Webinar: Register Here

Meeting Format

Public comment and testimony will be allowed at the Rulemaking Hearing, as this will be the last chance to provide feedback prior to the Director's deliberation on the implementation of the new legislation, and proposed new rule. If you have any questions or concerns about stakeholder input, please send them to We will accept written comments up to the date of the Hearing.  

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - December 4, 2019

The Office of Acupuncture Licensure, the Office of Athletic Trainer Licensure, the Office of Audiology Licensure, the Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration, the Office of Hearing Aid Provider Licensure, the Office of Naturopathic Doctor Registration, the Office of Occupational Therapy, the Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure, the Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration, and the Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification held a Stakeholder Meeting to receive input regarding the implementation of Colorado House Bill 19-1174 (HB19-1174), as it relates to the disclosure requirements to covered persons about the potential effects of receiving emergency or nonemergency services from an out-of-network provider or at an out-of-network facility.  

Draft Rules

  • A copy of the draft rules and HB19-1174 are available for download.

Meeting Information

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 9:30 A.M. 

Listen to the Meeting

New 2019 Legislation

On May 6, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed SB 19-201 Open Discussions About Adverse Health Care Incidents. This new law creates the "Colorado Candor Act” and establishes a process for the communication between a patient and a healthcare provider or health facility after an adverse health care incident. Under the new law, if an adverse health care incident occurs, a health care provider involved with the incident, either individually or jointly with the facility involved, may request that the patient enters into an open discussion concerning the incident. The request must include certain components listed in the law. 

If an offer of compensation is made, the new law requires certain processes for payment and financial resolution to be followed. If a health care provider or health facility determines that no offer of compensation is warranted, the health care provider or health facility shall orally communicate that decision with the patient.

A health care provider or facility may provide de-identified information about an adverse health care incident to any patient safety centered nonprofit organization.