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Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Colorado will keep its long-term mental health program for doctors after yearlong fight

The controversy between the Colorado Medical Board and the state Department of Regulatory Agencies is nearing a close after protest and accusations.

Health

Opinion: Colorado lawmakers must preserve community protection from sex offenders

What is being proposed by some in our state legislature is an affront to survivors of sexual assault and a threat to our communities.

Opinion Columns

Colorado eases license rules to let foreign-trained health workers help during coronavirus

Early on Colorado eased some licensing requirement in anticipation of a worker shortage. Through mid-December, 36 foreign-trained doctors sought temporary licenses, although only one met all the criteria.

Health

Colorado agency erred in dumping a mental health program for doctors, judge rules

An administrative law ruling says DORA’s new contract is void. But the case that has riled the state’s physicians is far from over.

Politics and Government

Doctors are overwhelmed by coronavirus. So why did Colorado officials just end a 30-year contract with a peer health program?

The state Department of Regulatory Agencies approved a contract for a new program without telling the Colorado Medical Board, setting off a firestorm of complaints from doctors across the state.

Health

Colorado will miss its goal to hit 92% broadband coverage in rural areas by June

Sussing out which parts of the state barely have service is a guessing game. But several gigabit internet projects in the works could fill gaps.

Technology

Why the DEA is suing Colorado’s pharmacy board as part of an opioid investigation

State officials say they can’t release the data the DEA wants without violating patients’ privacy

Crime and Courts

Colorado securities commissioner resigns after questions arise from swift appointment

Chris Myklebust offered to step down after questions about his appointment by an outgoing regulator disrupted Securities board meetings

Business

Colorado Securities Board will seek its own counsel to investigate quick hiring of new securities commissioner

The Colorado Attorney General’s office says DORA didn’t have to post the job opening since Chris Myklebust previously served in different, but similar roles -- a common hiring process among state agencies

Business

As Colorado nears 100% broadband access, funds for rural support shrink

86% of Colorado's rural communities now have fast internet, but only because of public subsidies. Now the flow of money toward grants is slowing.

Business

Colorado’s top securities regulator was hired in 19 days. Board members push for investigation of the quick pick.

Chris Myklebust was a "patronage" choice for a civil service job, some members say. Securities lawyers are concerned, but the attorney general's office says his selection was legal.

Politics and Government

Why Jared Polis vetoed 5 bills, and what it could mean for thousands of licensed professionals in Colorado

The Democratic governor blocked regulation of genetic counselors, sports agents and HOA managers -- moves that erode consumer protections, critics argue

Politics and Government

Colorado regulators look beyond coin offerings for other cryptocurrency fraud

Chris Myklebust, the incoming commissioner, vows to keep an eye on evolving digital world where bitcoin value has dropped 80 percent

Business