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DORA Rulemaking January 23, 2019 Nurse Practice Act Chapter 1 and Chapter 20

December 28, 2018

The Department of Regulatory Agencies - Professions and Occupations will be holding a rulemaking hearing on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019, 9:00 am on rules regarding Rule Making. The hearing will be held at: DORA 1560 Broadway, 1900 Conference room, Denver CO 80202.

The purpose of this rulemaking is: 

To open Chapters 1 and 20 of its rules in order to implement changes required by passage of SB 18-027. Stakeholder input is crucial to achieving the Department's mission of consumer protection and effective licensure and enforcement, without unnecessary impediment to the economic market.

If you believe there will be a significant negative impact on small business, job creation or economic competitiveness, you may request that the Department of Regulatory Agencies require the rulemaking agency to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of a proposed rule or amendment. This request must be made to the Department of Regulatory Agencies by Sunday, December 30th, 2018.

You may also submit comments directly to the rulemaking agency for the agency's consideration during the upcoming rulemaking hearing.

We hope this information is helpful to you. Thank you for taking the time to participate in the rulemaking process.

 

DORA Notice of Rulemaking Hearing - Medical Services Prior Authorization

December 28, 2018

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing - Medical Services will be holding a rulemaking hearing on Friday, February 8th, 2019, 9:00 am on rules regarding Prior Authorization. The hearing will be held at: 303 East 17th Avenue, 11th Floor, Denver CO 80203.

The purpose of this rulemaking is: 

The proposed rule at, Section 8.800.7.D, 8.800.7.E, 8.800.16.A.5 and 8.800.16.B, clarifies preexisting prior authorization language and defines the prior authorization process for new drugs.

If you believe there will be a significant negative impact on small business, job creation or economic competitiveness, you may request that the Department of Regulatory Agencies require the rulemaking agency to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of a proposed rule or amendment. This request must be made to the Department of Regulatory Agencies by Tuesday, January 15th, 2019.

You may also submit comments directly to the rulemaking agency for the agency's consideration during the upcoming rulemaking hearing.

 

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The symposium is open to medical professionals only and limited to 300 participants. Nursing CEU’s pending.

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To register, please click here or open the link on the attached invitation.  If you would like to share this information with other medical colleagues, please feel free to forward this email, particularly to the following specialists:

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  • Pulmonologists
  • Hematologists
  • Obstetricians
  • Neurologists
  • Pediatricians
  • Oncologists
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  • Gynecologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • D.O. 
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 The registration fee single entry is $50 includes morning break, lunch, and networking happy hour. Table -$500 includes preferred sitting, 6 tickets, table signage and more.

This Symposium will present important information about potential health effects of oil and gas development in our state. CEU's pending for this event.

 

January 23, 2019 Nurse Practice Act Chapter 1 and Chapter 20 Rulemaking 

December 17, 2018

Department/Agency   
Department:    Department of Regulatory Agencies
Rulemaking Agency:    Professions and Occupations
 
Proposed Rule Changes  
Rule Type:    Amended Rules
Title or Subject:    CHAPTER 1 - RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE LICENSURE OF PRACTICAL AND PROFESSIONAL NURSES

CHAPTER 20 - RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR MULTISTATE NURSE LICENSURE
Short Description:    Rule Making
CCR Number:    3 CCR 716-1
Statutory Authority:    Chapter 1: Sections 12-38-108(1)(b),(c) and (j); 12-38-110; 12-38-111; 12-38-112; 12-38-112.5; and
Website for Current Agency Rules:     
Subject Matter/Purpose:    To open Chapters 1 and 20 of its rules in order to implement changes required by passage of SB 18-027. Stakeholder input is crucial to achieving the Department's mission of consumer protection and effective licensure and enforcement, without unnecessary impediment to the economic market.
Colorado Register Publish Date:    12/25/2018
Text of Proposed Changes:    CH1 and CH20 redline.pdf (391K, Adobe Acrobat)
Submitted for Review:    12/14/2018
 
Rulemaking Hearing   
Hearing Date:    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 09:00 am
Hearing Covers:    Multiple Rules
Hearing Location:    DORA 1560 Broadway
    1900 Conference room
    Denver, CO 80202
Hearing Notes:    To implement changes required by passage of SB 18-027
 
Contact Information  
Public Contact Name:    Sam Delp
Title:    Senior Program Director
Email:    [email protected]
Phone:    303-894-7727
 
Subject Information  
Related Subject Area(s):   Professions and Occupations 
 
Review   
Deadline for Public Cost-Benefit Analysis Request:    Sunday, December 30th, 2018
    Click here to request a cost-benefit analysis for a new or amended rule
 

 

ANA Responds to the Administrations Report on Reforming America's Healthcare System 

December 4, 2018 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Departments of the Treasury and Labor, the Federal Trade Commission, and several offices within the White House, has released a report titled Reforming America’s Healthcare System Through Choice and Competition. The report is recommendations to improve the health care workforce and labor markets, health care provider markets, health care insurance markets and consumer-driven health care.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased that the report recommends broader scope-of-practice (SOP) statutes for all health care providers, including advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), that allow them to practice to the top of their license and full skill set. ANA is gratified that the report advises eliminating rigid “collaborative practice” and supervision requirements which can impede consumer’s access to care and limit the ability of providers to diagnose and treat a myriad of health care conditions. Removing these barriers to optimal practice is essential for underserved populations and in rural areas where patients rely on APRNs for timely care and lifesaving treatment.

The research is vast and the evidence is clear – nurses consistently deliver high quality care with positive patient outcomes. The Institute of Medicine (now the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine) in its 2010 report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” clearly stated that APRNs “should be allowed to practice to the full extent of their education and training.” APRNs practice advanced nursing, not medicine, in which they regularly consult, collaborate and refer as necessary to ensure that the patient receives appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

While some states have granted full practice authority to APRNs, there is still significant room for improvement. ANA will continue to advocate strategies, legislation and regulations, such as the 2016 Department of Veterans Affairs Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Rule, that support APRNs and their proven ability to care for patients. ANA supports the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education that was agreed to in 2008.  The four roles included within the APRN Consensus Model are Nurse Practitioner (NP), Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNAs), and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS).

 
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