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Licensing Boards Are Modifying Some Regulations Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
A number of Colorado healthcare regulatory bodies are modifying their regulations to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the following have been announced regarding telehealth practices, elective procedures, and other license-related questions:
- The Colorado Medical Board and the Colorado Nursing Board have suspended some of their respective requirements for obtaining licensure to assist with the anticipated need for healthcare providers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
- The Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners has placed limitations on the type of procedures that may be performed at this time and the Colorado Dental Board is limiting the types of procedures/surgeries that may go forward until at least April 14, 2020.
- The Colorado Mental Health Boards have collectively issued updated guidance surrounding telehealth practices.
These are examples of the guidance we are seeing from DORA at this time. As new guidance, directives, and initiatives related to COVID-19 are issued, DORA is publishing them here:
Our healthcare attorneys continue to closely follow these developments, as well as many others related to changing regulations and the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have specific questions about how the regulatory guidance affects you and your organization, please contact us to discuss it. As always, Caplan and Earnest attorneys are staying on top of these developments and are here to answer your questions.