Colorado Expedites Licensing in Effort to Expand Healthcare Workforce

Mar 19, 2020

In response to recent COVID-19 developments and directives by Governor Polis, the Division of Professions and Occupations under the state Department of Regulatory Agencies will expedite licensing to increase the healthcare workforce.

This includes the temporary suspension of the application of laws, rules, and policies which will allow the State to expand testing capacity for Coronavirus and ensure continuity in healthcare services.

The emergency measures include provisions for renewal waivers, expedited licensure, waiver of supervision requirements, and expanded scope of practice for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy techs, and respiratory therapists. The full list is at the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies website.