Respiratory Therapy

HB 251/ Act 142 of the 2007 session the Legislature amends the Respiratory Therapy Practice Act (1) establishing a single category of licensure (Licensed Respiratory Therapist) in place of two previous categories (Respiratory Therapy Technician and Respiratory Therapist) (2) authorizes advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to order respiratory therapy treatments and (3) delineates the scope of practice for respiratory therapists generally in keeping with established practices. The Board working in collaboration with the Respiratory Therapy Committee will be revising the rules relating to respiratory therapy this year as needed to incorporate the provisions of the Act.