Emergency Rules Adopted, which temporarily expand scope of practice.
Emergency rules for numerous healthcare professions were adopted on Jan. 11 for the expansion of scope of practice regarding the administration of the COVID-19 vaccination. The rule changes apply to inpatient, outpatient and hospital settings under certain delegation.
These changes were triggered by Executive Order D 2021 008, signed last week by Gov. Jared Polis.
Several professions are affected by this scope expansion including dental (CCR 709-1).
If interested, dentists should reach out to their county public health departments and hospitals* to inquire of any volunteer opportunities or needs within their communities for vaccine administration. As the CDA becomes aware of these volunteer opportunities, we will let you know.
*Please note that this rule only applies to vaccine administration in hospitals, inpatient medical facilities, including emergency departments, and outpatient settings under the authority of a medical provider.