Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH): Program Information

Zen Mayhugh, Program Director

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 of 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.


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

Frequently Asked Questions

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Calendar of Events

Contact Information
Nurse-Physician Advisory Taskforce for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH)
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7414 | Fax: 303-894-7692 | Email: