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Telehealth Rule Making Colorado Department Health Care Policy and Finance

July 14, 2020

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing - Medical Services will be holding a rulemaking hearing on Friday, August 14th, 2020, 9:00 am on rules regarding Telemedicine. The hearing will be held at: 303 East 17th Avenue, 11th Floor, Denver CO 80203.

The purpose of this rulemaking is: 

This rule revision makes permanent the expanded telemedicine authorized during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, and as authorized for permanent adoption in Senate Bill 20-212, for select physician services, home health, Federally-Qualified Health Center, Family Planning, Rural Health Clinic, and Community Mental Health Centers/Clinic services. The expanded telemedicine modalities include interactive audio, interactive video, or interactive data communication in lieu of face-to-face visits between clients and health professionals. The purpose of the rule revision is to present the Telemedicine emergency rule for permanent adoption. The Department will work with stakeholders to study the rule's implementation and prepare a report for the SMART Government Act hearing, as required by legislation.

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 Wednesday, July 15th, 2020.

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


Colorado Nurses Association Advocates for Action

July 13, 2020

Colorado Hospital Nurse Staffing Regulations 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Colorado Nurses Association (CNA) and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) are organizing a work group to discuss and make revision recommendations to the Nursing Services section of the Hospital licensing rule. We are seeking participation from current stakeholders as asking that you help recruit participation of front line staff for this work group.

Three working sessions are planned from 10 AM – noon for the work group on June 30, July 14 and July 28, with recommendations reported back to the larger group at the August 6, 2020 meeting. Meetings will be held remotely. More details will be forthcoming. 

Please complete this brief survey . You may choose to keep your responses anonymous. 

Topic: Chapter 4: Nursing Services Workgroup

Time: Jul 14, 2020 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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ECHO Series "Past the Pandemic: Mental Well-Being For You and Your Patients"

July 8, 2020

Series meets Tuesdays (weekly) 12:00 - 1:00 PM MT for eight weeks


Past the Pandemic: Mental Well-being for You and Your Patients offers health care providers and staff working in health care settings strategies to navigate, normalize and hold space for worries and experiences during this pandemic. Each session provides helpful, tangible tools in a psycho-educational, didactic format. By understanding stress along a continuum, participants will learn how to manage stress and loss, increase capacity to prevent burnout, elevate connection and mindfulness, and promote quality patient care.

The first two sessions are foundational to maximizing the learning experience and thus are required. Sessions 3-8 do not require a commitment; participants may drop-in to any topic/session they choose. Because the first two sessions are required, alternative times and recordings will be provided in addition to regularly scheduled sessions for those who cannot make it.



1 - Stress and the Human Machine: Impact of Stress on Mind, Body and Living a Life You Love  7/21/2020
2 - Digging Deeper: How the Biology of Stress Informs Burnout Prevention  7/28/2020
3 - Staying Connected: Communication, Relationships, and Cultivating Strength  8/4/2020
4 - Back to the Basics: Balancing Nutrition, Sleep and Movement  8/11/2020
5 - Use of Mindfulness Practices to Approach Burnout, Stress and Uncertainty  8/18/2020
6 - Using your SMART Brain towards Parenting and Relationship Struggles  8/25/2020
7 - Managing What We’ve Lost: Mourning, Growing, and Moving Forward  9/1/2020
8 - Caring for Yourself and Your Patients in the Midst of Uncertainty  9/8/2020

Nurses for Political Action in Colorado (NPAC)

July 6, 2020

Your contributions are needed to support Colorado State and local political candidates for November 2020 elections.

Your contributions will keep Nurses and our issues in the forefront of key Colorado candidates.

Contribution from Nurses, Nursing Students, and Friends of Nursing are encouraged.

NPAC is a non-partisan organization of Nurses interested in political action furthering Nursing & the healthcare needs of Colorado Legislative work.

Your financial contribution engages  you with NPAC members to decide who NPAC will endorse during the 2020 State Elections.


Mail to Laura Mehringer 7010 Broadway #210 Denver 80221 payable to NPAC or contribute online by filling out this form.

Please note: Contributions are not tax-deductible.

No CNA dues money is given to NPAC and elections. 


Clinical Nurse Specialist Survey Now Open

The NACNS CNS Census is officially open. Take the survey now!

The 10-minute NACNS 2020 Census is administered biennially to provide you and the US health care system important demographic, education, and practice information about Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs). NACNS shares and uses the data to help fulfill its mission of advancing the unique expertise and value the clinical nurse specialist contributes to health care.

The NACNS 2020 CNS Census will gather and report on how nurses with CNS education and experience are contributing to the health care system. The results will be analyzed, collated, and published on our website. NACNS will notify you once these results are published and available for your use.

This survey is open to all nurses who identify themselves as or who were educated as a CNS, including students. NACNS is encouraging all nurses who meet these criteria to complete the survey before September 30th of this year.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this important initiative! Take the survey now and pass the survey link to any friends and colleagues who are CNSs! 

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