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The Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners regulates individual chiropractors. A licensed chiropractor may hold three (3) different authorities -acupuncture, electrotherapy, and animal, in conjunction to their chiropractic license. The Board regulates chiropractic licenses with their designated authorities. The Board meets regularly to approve license applications and enforce the chiropractic rules, regulations, and practice act that governs the profession. The Board reviews complaints about chiropractors and utilizes the Division’s Office of Investigations to investigate complaints when necessary. The Board is authorized to take disciplinary action against those who have violated the Chiropractic Practice Act, Rules, and Regulations.
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Fees this renewal cycle have increased due to legal costs the program incurred. Renewal fees are increasing from $173 to $548 this renewal. The increase in the renewal fee is due to the amount of legal services the Board had to use over the past two years for cases that were initiated against chiropractors for violations against the Practice Act. The Board’s goal is to expeditiously, thoroughly and fairly resolve cases while keeping an eye on the legal services budget. When a case or cases are not readily resolved and require more extensive legal attention, it directly impacts all licensees through increased renewal fees needed to support the operating costs of this regulatory program.
By law, the program must operate strictly with funds collected from the persons it regulates, with no support from the state’s General Fund. The Colorado Legislature determines the budget for the program. Once the Legislature sets the budget, the money must be raised through fees. The good news is that these fees are evaluated each year. Therefore, they are modified depending on how much money is anticipated to be received through the licensing and renewal processes and what the anticipated expenditures are expected to be. The primary obligation is to protect consumers and the operations of the program are focused to ensure it can work diligently to do so. The Division of Professions and Occupations works hard to contain program costs and to keep fees for regulated professionals as low as possible.
The Division is now called the Division of Professions and Occupations, effective August 8, 2012. To help our consumers and licensees more readily locate and utilize our services, the legislature passed House Bill 12-1055 during the 2012 legislative session. Please note, the Division of Professions and Occupations will still be housed within the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). Services the Division currently offers will remain the same.
Legislation passed during the Legislative Session impacts the Division of Professions and Occupations. Please review the program's Laws, Rules and Policies web page to learn of any changes due to legislation.