Office of Expedited Settlement

Consumer Protection is Our Mission.

This website is designed to assist the consumer and the licensee in understanding the expedited settlement process of the Division of Professions and Occupations. The Office of Expedited Settlement attempts to resolve disciplinary action imposed by the Boards within the Division of Professions and Occupations prior to referring the cases to the Office of the Attorney General for a formal hearing.


Highlights of ESP
         
ESP continues to contribute to the Division's goal of consumer protection by accomplishing the prompt and complete resolution of disciplinary cases with less time and expense for the licensees regulated by the Boards and Programs within the Division.

In fiscal year 2012, ESP was able to resolve 893 of 967 disciplinary cases referred to it by the Boards and Programs within the Division, for a settlement rate of 92%. Its successful efforts in cost avoidance saved the Division almost $700,000 in litigation fees.

Similarly, in fiscal year 2011, ESP was able to resolve 888 of 1000 disciplinary cases referred to it, for a settlement rate of 89%. Its efforts in cost avoidance saved the Division over $660,000 in litigation fees.

In addition to working with licensees in Colorado, ESP has been able to resolve disciplinary cases with licensees throughout the United States and in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, China, and the Far East.
    


Automated License Verification

As alternatives to calling each Board, the Division offers an automated system online for verifying licensees' information: ALISON .

Search the Automated Licensure Information System Online - ALISON  ALISON offers data available to the public via the Internet for all professions and occupations licensed by the Division.

View Registrations Online Documents - ROD
This online system makes certain scanned documents related to disciplinary actions taken on all Colorado licensees available to the public via the Internet. Stipulations, Final Agency Orders, and Suspensions that were in effect in February 2000, plus any that became effective since that date, are among the documents that are now available.

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