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The Nurse Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH) is a healthcare policy task force that is housed in the Division of Professions and Occupations at the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). NPATCH was created in 2009.
NPATCH’s purpose is to promote public safety and improve healthcare in Colorado by facilitating communication between the practices of nursing and medicine. Its focus on policy is unique within the Division. The Governor appoints the Task Force’s 12 members, comprised of five physicians, five nurses and two consumer representatives. One physician is a representative from the Colorado Medical Board, and one nurse is a representative from the State Board of Nursing. The Task Force conducts its business according to the authority granted in its Statute and Bylaws.
Christie Bryant, Task Force Co-ChairNursing Community (may or may not be a member of a nursing organization)
Victoria EricksonColorado Board of Nursing
Sarah FredrikssonStatewide Professional Nursing Organization
Fernando KimColorado Medical Board
Lynn ParryStatewide Professional Physician Organization
Laurie PattonPhysician Community (may or may not be a member of a medical organization)
Marion ThorntonStatewide Professional Nursing Organization
Ruby MartinezStatewide Professional Nursing Organization
Kristin WoodwardPhysician Community (may or may not be a member of a medical organization)
VacantStatewide Professional Physician Organization
Meetings are normally held at 1560 Broadway, Denver, Colorado. For specific dates, times and locations, please refer to the Calendar below. Please note that meeting dates are subject to change and/or cancellation. If you need minutes from previous meetings not listed below, please contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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