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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.
Each year millions of elderly Americans are abused, neglected, and exploited. Colorado wants to ensure that law enforcement is made aware of these crimes against persons age 70 and older. On July 1, 2014, mandatory reporting of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation will become law. (Section 18-6.5-108, C.R.S.)
This law requires Chiropractors to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation to law enforcement when they observe or become aware of the mistreatment. The new law also has legal penalties for mandatory reporters if they fail to report mistreatment.
The Colorado Department of Human Services, Adult Protective Services (Colorado APS) Unit has made available an on-line training program for mandatory reporters and other members of the community. This training will take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete and persons completing the course will be able to print out their results if they would like to have a record that they completed the course.
If you have questions, please E-mail Colorado Adult Protective Services at the following address: Cdhsaps.firstname.lastname@example.org
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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.