2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Health Care
Article 29.7 - Athletic Trainer Practice Act
§ 12-29.7-112. Mental or physical examination of registrants

CO Rev Stat ยง 12-29.7-112 (2016) What's This?

(1) If the director has reasonable cause to believe that a registrant is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety, the director may order the registrant to take a mental or physical examination administered by a physician or other licensed health care professional designated by the director. Unless due to circumstances beyond the registrant's control, if the registrant refuses to undergo a mental or physical examination, the director may suspend the person's registration until the results of the examination are known and the director has made a determination of the registrant's fitness to practice. The director shall proceed with an order for examination and shall make his or her determination in a timely manner.

(2) The director shall include in an order requiring a registrant to undergo a mental or physical examination the basis of the director's reasonable cause to believe that the registrant is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety. For purposes of a disciplinary proceeding authorized under this article, the registrant is deemed to have waived all objections to the admissibility of the examining physician's or licensed health care professional's testimony or examination reports on the ground that they are privileged communications.

(3) The registrant may submit to the director testimony or examination reports from a physician chosen by the registrant and pertaining to any condition that the director has alleged may preclude the registrant from practicing with reasonable skill and safety. The testimony and reports submitted by the registrant may be considered by the director in conjunction with, but not in lieu of, testimony and examination reports of the physician designated by the director.

(4) The results of a mental or physical examination ordered by the director shall not be used as evidence in any proceeding other than one before the director and shall not be deemed a public record or made available to the public.

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