Rules and Regulations

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all CDPS rulemaking hearings will be virtual meetings held on the Zoom platform until further notice. You can participate by phone or computer. Advance registration is required. Use the links below to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.

We Want Your Input on Public Safety Rulemaking

The process of reviewing and changing rules and regulations is a public one. Please see the information below for upcoming decisions and discussions and how to comment. Your comments will be taken into consideration during the rulemaking process, and you are always welcome to attend any meetings associated with the rulemaking process.

For more information or to ask questions, please contact our Rules Administrator, Bobbie Mooney ( You can also submit your feedback on your experience as a participant in our recent virtual rulemaking hearing through this VIRTUAL HEARING FEEDACK SURVEY

As always, all Colorado Department of Public Safety rules currently in effect are available on the Secretary of State’s Website.

Hearings & Proposed Rulemaking

Rulemaking Hearings

 Oct. 25, 2021 - Proposed changes to the Health Facilities administrative rules

The Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) will hold a virtual rulemaking hearing regarding proposed changes to the Health Facilities administrative rules and invites public comment from our many stakeholders. 
The following changes are proposed to the rules: 

  • A modification to C.R.S. 24-33.5-1203(1)(p.5), effective on July 1, 2021, changes the expectations of the Division. Specifically, the Division is now required by statute to conduct construction plan reviews and inspections of health facility buildings and structures, enforce the codes in accordance with sections 24-33.5-1212.5 and 24-33.5-1213, and issue certificates of compliance for “facilities certified or potentially eligible for certification by the federal centers for Medicare and Medicaid services.” 24-33.5-1203(1)(p.5), C.R.S. The purpose of this rule making is to establish the above-cited changes to C.R.S. 24-33.5-1203(1)(p.5) in rule. 
  • Add language under Article 13 to address the failure to pay a Certificate of Compliance Annual Fee. 
  • Allows for general clean-up of grammatical and formatting errors.  

Virtual Hearing: 2 p.m., Monday, October 25, 2021

PROPOSED RULES: Download a copy of the rules showing the proposed changes

PUBLIC COMMENTS: Comments may be submitted via email to Section Chief Chris Brunette at or via our Online Comment Form.

HEARING EXHIBIT:  Exhibits will be posted shortly before the hearing. **Please note that the exhibits posted here online do not include the names and contact information of stakeholders we communicated with regarding this hearing and the opportunity to comment. Complete evidence of our stakeholder outreach efforts will be included in the permanent record of this rulemaking, and may be viewed at our offices upon request. 


About CDPS Rulemaking and Stakeholder Engagement

Virtually all state government agencies issue rules or regulations of some kind. Most rules and regulations exist at the direction of the state legislature in order to regulate certain business and personal activities. Rules and regulations exist because it's easier to update them, eliminate them, or alter them administratively than it is to pass new legislation as conditions change.

CDPS Protocol: How We Engage Stakeholders

Find out how the processes CDPS uses to engage stakeholder and how you can get involved by visiting our Stakeholder Engagement Protocol Page.