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Business and Licensing

The seven 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 open meetings and open records requests and 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.

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Medical Unit

The Medical Unit provides representation and legal advice to the Colorado Medical Board 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, the PACE/Long Term Care Ombudsman, and the Division of Conservation.

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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 Community Association Manager Program, and the Mortgage Loan Originators Program. The Unit also represents the State Board of Equalization, the Independent Ethics Commission, and the Broadband Deployment Board.

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Nursing & Professional Boards Unit

The Nursing and Professional Boards Unit represents and advises diverse programs within the Division of Professions and Occupations, including the Board of Nursing; Nurse Aide Advisory Committee; Accountancy Board; Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors; Landscape Architects Board; Passenger Tramway Safety Board; Combative Sports; and programs that regulate Private Investigators, Fantasy Contests, Outfitters, and Funeral Homes and Crematories.

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Financial & Health Services Unit

The Financial and Health Services Unit represents and advises the Division of Securities and the Division of Banking/Colorado 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, Electrical Board, Plumbing Board, and programs that regulate Occupational Therapists and Aides, Acupuncture, and Barbers and Cosmetologists. The Unit also represents the State Claims Board, the Office of the Child Protection Ombudsman, and the Office of Public Guardianship.

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Insurance Unit

The Insurance Unit represents and advises the Division of Insurance. The Unit assists the Division with regard to general counsel and litigation matters related to insurance producers, insurance companies, bail bonding, pre-need funeral contract sellers, and public adjusters.

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Dental & Healthcare Boards Unit

The Dental and Healthcare Boards Unit represents and advises the Dental Board, the Pharmacy Board, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), the Physical Therapists Board, the Nursing Home Administrators Board, and programs that regulate Massage Therapists, Surgical Assistants/Surgical Technologists, Naturopathic Doctors, Direct Entry Midwives, Audiologists, Hearing Aid Providers, Respiratory Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and the Nurse Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado Healthcare (NPATCH).

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Agriculture Unit

The Agriculture Unit represents and advises the Department of Agriculture and its eight divisions, including the Division of Animal Health, Division of Plant Industry, Inspection and Consumer Services Division, Conservation Division, the Brands Division, the Markets Division, the Laboratory Services Division, and the Commissioner’s Office, including numerous programs within those Divisions, such as the Brand Board, Colorado State Fair, the Market Orders, and the Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act. This Unit also represents the Mined Land Reclamation Board, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and the State Personnel Board.

Contact Us

Colorado Office of the Attorney General
Business and Licensing
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 8th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
720-508-6421