Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure: News
The Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to offer the last chance for public comment and testimony before the Director considers adopting the proposed new Rule 1.8, to implement House Bill 19-1174 (HB19-1174). This new legislation establishes disclosure requirements to cover persons regarding the potential effects of receiving emergency or nonemergency services from an out-of-network provider.
- A copy of HB19-1174 and the current rule are available for download.
- Friday,February 28, 2020, at 2:00 P.M.
Ways to Participate
- In-Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Room 100A (1st Floor), Denver, CO 80202
- By Webinar: Register Here
- Submit Comments: Testimony will be taken from participants who are present in-person or participating via webinar. If you cannot make the hearing in-person or wish to make written comments rather than speaking, you may email your written comments to email@example.com by Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
Stakeholders will be able to participate in the hearing, as this is the last chance for public testimony or comments before the Director considers whether or not to adopt the proposed new rule. If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the implementation of House Bill 19-1174 Out-of-network Surprise Billing, the Division of Professions and Occupations is providing a sample disclosure form that meets the requirements of the bill and associated Rules adopted by the Division's Director.
The Office of Respiratory Therapy Licensure held a Rulemaking Hearing for the Director to consider adopting proposed new Rule 1.8 (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.
- A copy of the proposed new rule and House Bill 19-1174 are available for download.
- Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 4:00 P.M.
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 email@example.com. We will accept written comments up to the date of the Hearing.
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.
- A copy of the draft rules and HB19-1174 are available for download.
- Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 9:30 A.M.
On May 6, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed SB 19-201 Open Discussions About Adverse Health Care Incidents. This new law creates the "Colorado Candor Act” and establishes a process for the communication between a patient and a healthcare provider or health facility after an adverse health care incident. Under the new law, if an adverse health care incident occurs, a health care provider involved with the incident, either individually or jointly with the facility involved, may request that the patient enters into an open discussion concerning the incident. The request must include certain components listed in the law.
If an offer of compensation is made, the new law requires certain processes for payment and financial resolution to be followed. If a health care provider or health facility determines that no offer of compensation is warranted, the health care provider or health facility shall orally communicate that decision with the patient.
A health care provider or facility may provide de-identified information about an adverse health care incident to any patient safety centered nonprofit organization.