(1)“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.
(2)“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.
(3)“Extreme risk protection order” means either a temporary order or a continuing order granted pursuant to this article 14.5.
(4)“Faculty member” means a president, dean, professor, administrator, instructor, or research worker at an institution of higher education.
(5)“Family or household member” means, with respect to a respondent, any:
(a)Person related by blood, marriage, or adoption to the respondent;
(b)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;
(c)Person who regularly resides or regularly resided with the respondent within the last six months;
(d)Domestic partner of the respondent;
(e)Person who has a biological or legal parent-child relationship with the respondent, including stepparents and stepchildren and grandparents and grandchildren;
(f)Person who is acting or has acted as the respondent’s legal guardian; and
(g)Person in any other relationship described in section 18-6-800.3 (2) with the respondent.
(6)“Firearm” has the same meaning as in section 18-1-901 (3)(h).
(7)“Law enforcement officer” means a peace officer that is:
(a)Employed by a political subdivision of the state and certified by the P.O.S.T. board pursuant to section 16-2.5-102;
(b)Authorized by section 16-2.5-113 when assistance is requested by an individual or entity pursuant to section 24-33.5-412;
(c)Authorized by section 16-2.5-114 and who interacted with the respondent in the scope of the law enforcement officer’s official duties;
(d)Employed by a district attorney, designated by a district attorney, and authorized by section 16-2.5-132 or 16-2.5-133;
(e)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;
(f)Authorized by section 16-2.5-136, 16-2.5-137, or 16-2.5-138;
(g)Authorized by section 16-2.5-120; or
(h)Authorized by section 16-2.5-149.
(8)“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.
(9)“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.
(10)“Petitioner” means the person who petitions for an extreme risk protection order pursuant to this article 14.5.
(11)“Respondent” means the person who is identified as the respondent in a petition filed pursuant to this article 14.5.
Section 13-14.5-102 — Definitions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-13.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).