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Current Status of Colorado

During the inaugural meeting of the Physical Therapy Compact Commission, the Commission found Colorado to be in default in the performance of its obligations or responsibilities under this Compact based on the amendment to Colorado Revised Statute 24-34-110, which subjects individuals seeking a Compact Privilege in Colorado to comply with the requirements of the Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010, and Colorado’s membership in the Compact is hereby suspended.

The Medical Transparency Act of 2010 established the Healthcare Professions Profile Program (HPPP). The HPPP is required for anyone applying to Colorado for a new, active license, certification, or registration or to renew, reinstate, or reactivate an active license, certification, or registration to practice approximately 30 different professions, including physical therapy. The Commission determined that the HPPP requirement to obtain a Compact Privilege in Colorado is a state-specific eligibility requirement as an additional condition of being granted a privilege to practice in Colorado which is not imposed by any other member state and is not authorized under the Compact language.

In accordance with Section 10.B. of the Compact, Colorado’s membership in the Commission is suspended until either the Colorado legislature repeals the amendment to section (3)(a)(XIII) of CRS 24-34-110 or Colorado agrees to not require individuals seeking a Compact Privilege in Colorado to comply with the requirements of the Medical Transparency Act of 2010.