FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2019
TO: ALL COLORADO CHIROPRACTORS
The Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform (COPRRR), part of the Office of the
Executive Director at the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), today released the 2019
sunset and sunrise reports.
As part of this review, Colorado Office of Policy, Research and Regulatory Reform staff attended Board
meetings; interviewed Division staff, practitioners, officials with state and national professional associations;
and reviewed complaint file summaries, Colorado statutes and rules, and the laws of other states.
COPRRR conducted 27 sunset and sunrise reviews throughout Colorado state government to identify
statutory opportunities to reduce burden while upholding consumer protection. Programs reviewed include
those housed within DORA and the Departments of Agriculture, Public Health and Environment, Public
Safety and Natural Resources.
There were a total of 9 recommendations including continuation of the Colorado State Board of Chiropractic
Examiners for nine years; allowing preceptors or chiropractic students from an approved school to be able to
perform chiropractic services; allow for completion of 30 hours of continuing education over a 2-year period
instead of 15 hours of continuing education each year and more.
This is not a comprehensive list of the recommendations. To read COPRRR’s full report and the complete
list of the recommendations, please click here.
The Colorado Chiropractic Association (CCA) encourages every Colorado chiropractor to read this report
on their own. The CCA’s Board of Directors will be meeting to discuss the report and the recommendations
made within the report and will continue to be an active participant throughout this entire process. The CCA
will keep you updated on pertinent changes released throughout this process that may impact your practice,
including the final bill once drafted.
About the Colorado Chiropractic Association (CCA):
The Colorado Chiropractic Association (CCA) was formed in 1917 as a professional association representing
Colorado Doctors of Chiropractic. The CCA represents over 500 actively practicing doctors in Colorado. In
2017, the CCA became one of only five state chiropractic association to celebrate its Golden Anniversary. For
additional information about the CCA, please go to www.coloradochiropractic.org.