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Colorado Administrative Law Research

This guide provides an overview of the Colorado executive branch and the law it produces through its regulations, agency decisions, and attorney general opinions.

Agency Decisions

In addition to promulgating rules, state agencies often engage in quasi-judicial functions and adjudicate matters relating to the agency's rules or actions. These decisions can aid in understanding the application of the rules. 

Colorado Office of Administrative Courts

The Office of Administrative Courts (OAC) is Colorado's administrative court system that consists of Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) that hear many of these administrative cases, including workers' compensation, human services and licensing.

About the OAC
General Information about the Colorado administrative court system.

Laws, Rules & Procedures
The rules of procedure for the different types of matters heard at the OAC.

Workers' Compensation Statutes, Rules & Guidance
The OAC provides statutes, rules and guidance..

Individual Agencies State Agencies
Decisions from other administrative cases may be available on the website of the administrative agency involved in the proceeding. Researchers can find the individual agencies from the site. 

If the agency's website does not contain decisions, researchers should contact the agency to determine if decisions are available.

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