Board of Chiropractic Examiners: News

Stakeholder Meeting - July 2

The State Board of Chiropractic Examiners will hold a stakeholder meeting to collect input on proposed changes to Board Rules 1-29. Stakeholder input is crucial to achieving the Department’s mission of consumer protection and effective licensure and enforcement, without unnecessary impediment to the economic market. The board will use stakeholder feedback to assess if changes to the proposed rules are needed.

Draft Rules

Meeting Information

  • Monday, July 2, 2018, 1-3 p.m. (MDT)

Three Ways to Participate

  1. In Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Conference Room 110D, Denver, CO 80202.
  2. By Webinar: Register at the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1828117692933367810.
  3. By Written Comment: Email written comments to dora_chiropractorsboard@state.co.us by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018 to have them included in the official record. 

Meeting Format

Stakeholder input will be limited to discussion of proposed changes as redlined in the draft. Oral comments will be taken from participants who are present in-person or participating via webinar. This meeting is not a formal rulemaking hearing.


Mandatory Reporting Reminder

Did you know you are a mandatory reporter? Under Colorado law, more than 40 professions are required to report suspected child abuse and elder abuse. These professions include many regulated through the Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) at DORA, such as:

  • Physicians (including physician assistants and physicians in training);
  • Podiatrists;
  • Dentists and dental hygienists;
  • Chiropractors;
  • Nurses (including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners);
  • Nursing home administrators;
  • Occupational therapists;
  • Optometrists;
  • Physical therapists;
  • Pharmacists;
  • Veterinarians;
  • Mental health professionals (including psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, registered psychotherapists and all candidates for licensure);

Online trainings help mandatory reporters recognize and report abuse, neglect and exploitation. Licensees of the regulatory boards at DPO may accrue credit towards continuing education and continuing competency requirements for completing the trainings (should they exist for their profession).  

Section 19-3-304, C.R.S. outlines the persons required by law to report child abuse and/or neglect. To assist mandatory reporters, a training is available on the Colorado Department of Human Services website at http://coloradocwts.com/mandated-reporter-training.

Section 18-6.5-108, C.R.S outlines the persons required by law to report abuse and exploitation of at-risk elders and at-risk adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Further information and an online training can be found on the Colorado Department of Human Services website at http://www.coloradoaps.com/about-mandatory-reporting-update.html.  

If you have further questions regarding these requirements, please contact the Colorado Department of Human Services.

For questions regarding mandatory child abuse reporting, please contact the Office of Children, Youth, and Families’ Child Welfare Training System at 800-390-9619 or support@coloradocwts.com.

For questions regarding mandatory reporting of at-risk elders and at-risk adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, please contact the Office of Community Access and Independence’s Division of Aging and Adult Services at cdhs_aps_questions@state.co.us.