C.R.S. Section 13-14.5-102

As used in this article 14.5, unless the context otherwise clearly requires:


“Community member” means a licensed health- care professional or mental health professional who, through a direct professional relationship, provided care to the respondent or the respondent’s child within six months before requesting the protection order or an educator who, through a direct professional relationship, interacted with the respondent or the respondent’s child within six months before requesting the protection order.


“Educator” means a teacher employed to instruct students or a school administrator in a school district, private school, charter school institute, or an individual charter school; or a faculty member at an institution of higher education.


“Extreme risk protection order” means either a temporary order or a continuing order granted pursuant to this article 14.5.


“Faculty member” means a president, dean, professor, administrator, instructor, or research worker at an institution of higher education.


“Family or household member” means, with respect to a respondent, any:


Person related by blood, marriage, or adoption to the respondent;


Person who has a child in common with the respondent, regardless of whether such person has been married to the respondent or has lived together with the respondent at any time;


Person who regularly resides or regularly resided with the respondent within the last six months;


Domestic partner of the respondent;


Person who has a biological or legal parent-child relationship with the respondent, including stepparents and stepchildren and grandparents and grandchildren;


Person who is acting or has acted as the respondent’s legal guardian; and


Person in any other relationship described in section 18-6-800.3 (2) with the respondent.


“Firearm” has the same meaning as in section 18-1-901 (3)(h).


“Law enforcement officer” means a peace officer that is:


Employed by a political subdivision of the state and certified by the P.O.S.T. board pursuant to section 16-2.5-102;


Authorized by section 16-2.5-113 when assistance is requested by an individual or entity pursuant to section 24-33.5-412;


Authorized by section 16-2.5-114 and who interacted with the respondent in the scope of the law enforcement officer’s official duties;


Employed by a district attorney, designated by a district attorney, and authorized by section 16-2.5-132 or 16-2.5-133;


Employed by the department of law, designated by the attorney general, and authorized by section 16-2.5-128, 16-2.5-129, or 16-2.5-130;


Authorized by section 16-2.5-136, 16-2.5-137, or 16-2.5-138;


Authorized by section 16-2.5-120; or


Authorized by section 16-2.5-149.


“Licensed health-care professional” means a school nurse who holds a current nursing license through the department of regulatory agencies and who has applied for or holds a special services license from the department of education pursuant to article 60.5 of title 22 or a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse who is a primary provider of health services to a respondent; a psychiatrist; or a licensed emergency room medical care provider, licensed pursuant to title 12.


“Mental health professional” means a psychologist, licensed professional social worker, marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor, or addiction counselor licensed, registered, or certified pursuant to article 245 of title 12; a psychologist candidate, clinical social worker candidate, marriage and family therapist candidate, licensed professional counselor candidate, or addiction counselor candidate registered pursuant to section 12-245-304 (3), 12-245-404 (4), 12-245-504 (4), 12-245-604 (4), or 12-245-804 (3.7), respectively; a school counselor who holds a special services provider license with a school counselor endorsement issued pursuant to article 60.5 of title 22 or who is otherwise endorsed or accredited by a national association to provide school counseling services; school psychologist licensed pursuant to section 22-60.5-210; school social worker who has obtained the special services license with social work endorsement issued pursuant to article 60.5 of title 22; or an unlicensed psychotherapist registered pursuant to section 12-245-703.


“Petitioner” means the person who petitions for an extreme risk protection order pursuant to this article 14.5.


“Respondent” means the person who is identified as the respondent in a petition filed pursuant to this article 14.5.

Source: Section 13-14.5-102 — Definitions, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-13.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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