Board of Chiropractic Examiners: News

 Rulemaking Hearing - March 21, 2019

In 2018, the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners held stakeholder meetings on April 30, July 2, and November 14 regarding proposed revisions to Board Rules (3 CCR 707-1). The Board will hold a rulemaking hearing on proposed rule changes made pursuant to C.R.S. 12-33-107.

Draft Rules

Meeting Information 

  • Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 9 a.m.

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/2792017760120668163
  3. By Written Comment: The deadline for receiving comments is Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Please email comments to dora_chiropractorsboard@state.co.us

Meeting Format

The Board will afford interested parties an opportunity to make brief oral presentations. Testimony will be limited to discussion of the specific proposed rule revisions. Oral comments will be taken from participants who are present in-person or participating via webinar.


Sunset Review Underway

The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform is conducting a sunset review of Chiropractic Examiners. The 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.    


​​​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.