Business and Licensing
The six units of the Business and Licensing (“B&L”) Section provide legal advice and litigation services to several state agencies, including the Department of Regulatory Agencies and its divisions of Professions and Occupations, Banking, Civil Rights, Financial Services, Insurance, Real Estate, and Securities. The Section also represents the Department of Agriculture, the State Personnel Board, the Independent Ethics Commission, the Mined Land Reclamation Board, the State Claims Board, and the Office of the Child Protection Ombudsman. Section attorneys advise all clients regarding rules on open meetings and open records requests and all other issues as needed. The section handles litigation before the Office of Administrative Courts, all state trial courts and the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.
The Medical Unit provides representation and legal advice to the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, the Pharmacy Board, the Office of Speech-Language Pathology Certification, and the Healthcare Professional Profiling Program within the Division of Professions and Occupations. The Unit also provides legal advice to the Division of Financial Services and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission within DORA, and the State Personnel Board.
Real Estate Unit
The Real Estate Unit provides representation and legal advice to the Division of Real Estate, including the Real Estate Commission, the Board of Real Estate Appraisers, the Conservation Easement Oversight Commission, the State Board of Equalization, the Community Association Manager Program, and the Mortgage Loan Originators Program. The Unit also represents the Independent Ethics Commission and the Broadband Deployment Board.
Agriculture/Professional Boards Unit
The Agriculture/Professional Boards Unit represents and advises diverse programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations including the Accountancy Board; Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors Board; Landscape Architects Board; Electrical Board; Plumbing Board, Passenger Tramway Safety Board; Boxing Commission; and programs that regulate private investigators, outfitters, barbers and cosmetologists, and funeral homes and crematories. The Unit also represents the Department of Agriculture and numerous programs within, including the Milk Marketing Board, enforcement of the Pet Animals Care and Facilities Act, and the Colorado State Fair.
Financial & Health Services Unit
The Financial and Health Services Unit represents and advises the Division of Securities and the Division of Banking/Banking Board, as well as numerous programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations, including the Optometry Board, Licensed Professional Counselor Board, Certified Addiction Counselor Board, Registered Psychotherapist Board, Marriage and Family Therapist Board, Social Work Board, Psychology Board, Board of Veterinary Medicine, Podiatry Board, Chiropractic Board, and programs that regulate Occupational Therapists and Aides, Acupuncture, and Respiratory Therapists. The Unit also represents the State Claims Board and the office of the Child Protection Ombudsman and Child Protection Ombudsman Board.
The Insurance Unit represents and advises the Division of Insurance in handling of matters related to traditional insurance producers and companies as well as the bail bond business, pre-need funeral contracts and public adjusters.
Nursing and Dental Unit
The Nursing and Dental Unit represents and advises the Board of Nursing, the Dental Board, the Nurse-Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH). the Physical Therapists Board, and programs that regulate Nursing Home Administrators, Surgical Assistants/Surgical Technologists, Naturopathic Doctors, Direct Entry Midwives, Audiologists, Hearing Aid Providers, and Athletic Trainers.
Deputy Attorney General Russell B. Klein
Colorado Office of the Attorney General
Business and Licensing
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
Denver, CO 80203