Legislative Priorities

The Colorado Association of School Nurses (CASN) closely monitors school nursing-related legislation in the General Assembly of the State of Colorado.

The CASN Lobbyist, Diana Protopapa at Frontline Public Affairs, advises the CASN Legislative Committee with monthly phone conferences during the legislative session.  Any CASN member is welcome to listen to these phone conferences.  Contact the Legislative Chair for more information.

The State Board will of Nursing hold a virtual Emergency and Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considers adopting rule revisions that will provide a general cleanup; changes to the license reinstatement requirements; revisions to the approval process of educational programs; revisions to the mentoring description for advanced practice nurses with prescriptive authority; and proposed rules to implement Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Concerning an expansion of an individual's ability to practice an occupation in Colorado through creation of an occupational credential portability program); Colorado Senate Bill 21-056 (Concerning expansion of the opportunities to administer medical marijuana at school to a student with a valid medical marijuana recommendation); and Colorado House Bill 21-1276 (Concerning the prevention of substance use disorders). The new rule to implement Colorado House Bill 21-1276 will be considered on an emergency basis, to comply with the bill’s November 1, 2021, effective date.

Hearing Information

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 9:15 A.M.

New Legislation/Draft Rules

Ways to Participate

Hearing Format

Testimony and/or comments provided at the Hearing will be limited to the above referenced topics. All written comments will be provided to the Board before the Board considers adopting revisions to the rules. If you have any questions or concerns about stakeholder input or the rulemaking process, please send them to dora_dpo_rulemaking@state.co.us.