Office of Athletic Trainer Licensure: News

Sunset Review Underway

The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is conducting a sunset review of the Office of Athletic Trainer Licensure. 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 with recommendations to the Colorado General Assembly and result in subsequent legislation based on the recommendations in the report. Your input is an important component of a successful sunset review. If you would like to submit comments online, please visit COPRRR's website at 

Rulemaking Hearing December 16, 2019

The Office of Athletic Trainer 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 8:30 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 deliberations 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 March 28, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed HB19-1083 Athletic Trainers License. The new law, effective August 2, 2019, changes the term used to describe the regulation of athletic trainers from "registration" to "license" and "licensure."