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The following Board action definitions are provided to assist you reviewing the information provided on this page. If you have questions regarding a disciplinary action, please contact Jean Rowcliffe, Licensing and Complaint Specialist (Jean.Rowcliffe@state.co.us) or at (303) 894-7897.
Letter of Admonition: A public reprimand issued to a licensee or registrant in the form of an actual letter or as part of a Stipulation. The letter or Stipulation is a public record and may be obtained from the Board office.
Stipulation and Final Agency Order: An order of the Board and an agreement between the Board and a licensee or registrant prior to a formal hearing. A stipulation resolves the case. In a stipulation, both parties agree to facts, sanctions and the terms and conditions for continued practice, if applicable.
Final Agency Order: Final order issued by the Board after a formal hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) where evidence and testimony were presented. The ALJ prepares a written report of the findings which the Board reviews and then makes the final ruling regarding the appropriate sanction.
Summary Suspension pursuant to 24-4-104(4), C.R.S., is an immediate, temporary withdrawal of a license or registration to practice pending prompt commencement of formal disciplinary proceedings. This type of suspension can only be ordered when the Board finds the public health, safety or welfare requires emergency action or that the practitioner has willfully violated the law.
Summary Suspension pursuant to 12-42.5-124(4), C.R.S., is a suspension of a license or registration for failure to comply with a lawful order of the Board.
Summary Suspension pursuant to 12-42.5-204(3), C.R.S., is a suspension of a pharmacist’s or pharmacy intern’s license for failure to comply with a Board order referring the individual to a peer health assistance program.
Cease and Desist Order: is an order issued to an individual or business which has engaged in unlicensed or unregistered practice.
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