SB 18-239

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 24, 2018
  • Passed Senate Apr 24, 2018
  • Passed House May 03, 2018
  • Signed by Governor May 26, 2018

Animal Chiropractic Education And Reporting Requirements


Under current law, a licensed chiropractor must obtain a veterinary medical clearance from a licensed veterinarian before performing an animal chiropractic act that falls within the chiropractor's scope of practice on an animal patient. Section 2 of the bill removes the veterinary medical clearance requirement for licensed chiropractors who have successfully completed 9 hours of course work related to contagious, infectious, and zoonotic diseases. Section 2 also requires that continuing education requirements for renewed registration in animal chiropractic include a 2-hour course on Colorado incidence rates for contagious, infectious, and zoonotic diseases. Finally, section 2 requires a licensed chiropractor performing animal chiropractic to notify the state veterinarian and an animal patient's licensed veterinarian if the licensed chiropractor suspects that the animal patient has a disease, including if he or she suspects the animal patient has one of a list of diseases that the state veterinarian has determined to require reporting. Section 1 adds a definition of 'licensed veterinarian' to mean a veterinarian licensed under the 'Colorado Veterinary Practice Act', adds a definition of 'equid', and amends the definition of 'animal chiropractic' to refer to performing chiropractic adjustment of dogs and equids, where current law defines it as performing chiropractic adjustment of dogs and horses.(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) , Read More

Bill Sponsors (3)



May 26, 2018

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 11, 2018

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor


Signed by the Speaker of the House


Signed by the President of the Senate

May 03, 2018


House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 02, 2018


House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Apr 30, 2018


House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources House Committee of the Whole

Apr 24, 2018


Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources

  • Introduction
Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 23, 2018


Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 18, 2018


Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

Apr 11, 2018


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

  • Introduction
Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
Introduced (04/11/2018) PDF
Engrossed (04/23/2018) PDF
Reengrossed (04/24/2018) PDF
Revised (05/02/2018) PDF
Rerevised (05/03/2018) PDF
Final Act (05/11/2018) PDF
Signed Act (05/26/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/17/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/24/2018) PDF


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