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Sunset State Board Of Chiropractic Examiners

Concerning the continuation of the state board of chiropractic examiners, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2019 sunset report by the department of regulatory agencies.
2020 Regular Session
Professions & Occupations
Bill Summary

The act implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies' 2019 sunset review and report on the functions of the Colorado state board of chiropractic examiners (board) by:

  • Continuing the board for 9 years, until 2029;
  • Repealing the requirement that members of the board be citizens of the United States;
  • Repealing the requirement that an applicant for licensure pass the examination given by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and authorizing the board to determine the appropriate examination;
  • Changing the continuing education requirements for a licensed chiropractor (licensee) from 15 hours annually to 30 hours every 2 years;
  • Clarifying the grounds for discipline of a licensee concerning the use or abuse of controlled substances or alcohol and modifying the definition of "unethical advertising";
  • Requiring a licensee to notify the board of any physical or mental conditions that limit the ability to safely deliver chiropractic services and allowing the board to enter into an agreement with the licensee that specifies the limitations on the licensee's practice;
  • Clarifying that a license is not prohibited or required for a chiropractic student or intern to perform chiropractic services in this state while under the supervision of a licensee; and
  • Allowing chiropractic students at board-approved schools to perform supervised chiropractic services with the signed, written consent of the patient.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/29/2020 Signed Act PDF
    06/26/2020 Final Act PDF
    06/05/2020 Rerevised PDF
    06/04/2020 Revised PDF
    05/27/2020 Reengrossed PDF
    05/26/2020 Engrossed PDF
    01/30/2020 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details