HB17-1165 - Department Of Regulatory Agencies Boards Disciplinary Action Resolution Process

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the resolution of disciplinary actions by agencies within the department of regulatory agencies, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

Section 2 of the bill defines 'health care prescriber board' to mean the following boards in the department of regulatory agencies: The Colorado podiatry board; the Colorado dental board; the Colorado medical board; the state board of nursing; the state board of optometry; and the state board of veterinary medicine.

Section 2 also:


  • Requires each health care prescriber board to:
  • Within 15 days after receipt of a complaint, provide the complainant with a written notice providing contact information for the board and a summary of the regulatory and statutory procedures, timelines, and complainant and respondent rights that apply to the processing and resolution of complaints, including, if the complainant is the patient of the licensee who is the subject of the complaint, a notice of the patient's right to receive from the licensee a copy of his or her patient records;
  • Provide the complainant, within 30 days after the action, with written notice of the action taken by the board if an investigation was initiated by a complaint and the board took public formal action regarding the alleged misconduct;
  • Notify the complainant that the complaint remains pending, subject to applicable restrictions in the board's governing law, if a complaint is still pending after 6 months; and
  • Update its website at least monthly to list the status of each licensee subject to the applicable board's governing law;
  • Requires the licensee to provide the board with the patient records within 30 days after the board requests the records; and
  • Requires the department to include in its annual SMART act presentation a performance report prepared by the division of professions and occupations regarding changes to the boards' processes and procedures.

Section 1 requires health insurance companies to update their provider directories at least monthly, based on information on the department's health care prescriber boards' websites, to remove a provider whose license has been suspended or revoked.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: June 6, 2017
06/06/2017 - Governor Signed
05/18/2017 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/02/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/01/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/28/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over to 05/01/2017
04/27/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/26/2017 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/25/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/24/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/20/2017 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/19/2017 - Senate Second Reading Referred to Appropriations - No Amendments
04/18/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/12/2017 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/05/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
04/04/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/03/2017 - House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/31/2017 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/31/2017 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/21/2017 - House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/06/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations