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State and Federal Agencies

Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) is a professional regulatory agency that regulates professional standards and provides licensure and certification for professionals in a variety of fields within the State of Colorado, including Addiction Counselors.  For those interested in obtaining CAC licensure, the handbook can be found here.

The Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is responsible for administering, licensing, and regulating the provision of community-based public behavioral health systems, specifically the substance use prevention, mental health promotion and early intervention, substance use disorder treatment, and mental health treatment services for the State of Colorado.

The Domestic Violence Offenders Management Board (DVOMB) oversees standards in the management of domestic violence offenders in the State of Colorado. 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Authority (SAMHSA) provides a locator for substance abuse or mental health service providers by city and by State.

Legal Statutes

Colorado Mental Health Statute is a set of legal statutes that apply to mental health professional practice in the state of Colorado. Updates were made to the Statute in 2011.

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