CO Public Health Statutes & Rules

These are a collection of resources of Public Health State Statute and Colorado State Board of Health Rules.

Local Boards of Health:
Local Board of Health Pocket Guide.

About State Statutes: 

C.R.S. is an abbreviation for Colorado Revised Statutes.
The laws in the Colorado Revised Statutes are passed by the Colorado General Assembly, which consists of the Colorado House of Representatives and the Colorado Senate. 

The Colorado Constitution places the power to make laws with the state legislature, the Colorado General Assembly. The General Assembly is comprised of 100 elected officials—65 Representatives and 35 Senators. The legislature’s power to make laws is exercised through the process of considering and adopting bills. A bill generally either creates new law, amends existing law, or repeals existing law. The C.R.S. are made available for public use by the Committee on Legal Services of the Colorado General Assembly through LexisNexis.

  • Colorado Revised Statutes Section 25-1-501 through Section 25-1-520
  • 25-1-505 County and district public health plans - approval
  • 25-1-508 County and district boards of public health - public health directors
  • 25-1-509 County and district boards
  • 25-1-510 County and district boards unable or unwilling to act
  • 25-1-511 County treasurer - agency funds
  • 25-1-512 Allocation of moneys - public health services support fund - created
  • 25-1-513 Enlargement of or withdrawal from public health agency
  • 25-1-514 Legal adviser - county attorney - actions
  • 25-1-506 County or District Public Health Agency

State Board of Health Rules / Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR)

The State Board of Health (SBoH) is composed of 9 members.  The composition of the board is governed by statute, Section 25-1-103, C.R.S. The statute requires a representative from each congressional district (noted below member names) and two at-large members. One member must also be a county commissioner. No more than five members from a single political party participate on the board. The executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment may serve as an ex officio member.

Relevant Code of Colorado Regulations are posted online by the Colorado Secretary of State:

A few that the Office of Public Health Practice, Planning, and Local Partnerships uses often are: