Ever wonder about the new doctor with whom you just scheduled an appointment? Or perhaps you are curious about the specialist chosen by another physician or hospital to make a critical review of your records? Now you can find out at least basic information as to a physician’s complaint history. During the 2007 Colorado legislative session, House Bill 1331 was passed, making physicians’ criminal and malpractice records available to the public. The bill was signed into law by Governor Ritter on May 24, 2007. The new law appears in the state statutes at C.R.S. §12-36-111.5.


sherlock.jpgThe mandated on-line information can be found at: https://www.doradls.state.co.us/alison.php
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) provides the following FAQ’s:
Is it possible to get a copy of a Board action taken against a physician?
Yes. Board actions taken against physicians are public information. You must provide a written request to the Board listing the name(s) of the physician(s) about whom you are inquiring. Your name and address must be included in order for the Board to mail you the requested documents.
How do I check to see if my physician or physician assistant has had discipline?
Search the Automated Licensure Information System Online (ALISON). Or for a monthly list of physicians who have had action taken against their license by the Board, visit this web page.
To request a copy of public action taken, send the required information to:
Department of Regulatory Agencies
Board of Medical Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
For an on-line search the following documents may be found:
The following information WOULD appear on a record under Board or Program Actions if applicable to the licensee:
If a licensee had been disciplined or formally accused of wrongdoing by the Board or Program.
If the Board or Program has taken some other non-disciplinary action against the licensee that restricts or limits the individual’s license.
Entry of Final Judgments by a court against a physician or physician assistant in a civil medical malpractice or professional negligence trial that occurred after August 3, 2004.
The following information WOULD NOT appear on the licensee’s record if applicable to the licensee:
License denial information regarding applicants
Complaints made to the Board or Program
Investigations conducted by the Board or Program
Misdemeanor or felony convictions reported to the Board or Program
Hospital or facility actions reported to the Board or Program
Malpractice judgments (except as noted in #3 above) and settlements reported to the Board or Program. This information may be available at the local county courthouse.
Any information required to be kept confidential by law.
Please note that if any of the foregoing resulted in disciplinary action by the Board or Program, that information would be disclosed under Board or Program Actions.
Board/Program Action Documents available via Registrations Online Documents (ROD):
All Stipulations, Final Agency Orders, and Suspensions that were in effect in February 2000 plus any that became effective since that date. Child support suspensions are not available online but may be obtained by contacting the appropriate Board.
Any document Revoking or agreeing to a Voluntary Relinquishment/Surrender of license or registration, Cease and Desist Orders and Letters of Admonition from January 1, 1999 to the present.
All Injunctions.
All Notice of Charges or Formal Complaints, if the information is a public record, for cases that were pending hearing as of February 2000. Note: This is not the complete record of the case. A Response and other pleadings are normally filed and may be obtained by contacting the Division of Administrative Hearings at 303-764-1400.
Entry of Final Judgments by a court against a physician or physician assistant in a civil medical malpractice or professional negligence trial that occurred after August 3, 2004.

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