2007 ORS 688.830¹
Duties of Oregon Health Licensing Agency and of board
  • rules

(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency shall:

(a) Determine the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licensure, renewal of license and reciprocal licenses under ORS 688.800 (Definitions for ORS 688.800 to 688.840) to 688.840 (Immunity from civil liability).

(b) Adopt rules that are necessary to conduct its business related to, carry out its duties under and administer ORS 688.800 (Definitions for ORS 688.800 to 688.840) to 688.840 (Immunity from civil liability).

(c) Examine, approve, issue, deny, revoke, suspend and renew licenses to practice respiratory care under ORS 688.800 (Definitions for ORS 688.800 to 688.840) to 688.840 (Immunity from civil liability).

(d) Maintain a public record of persons licensed by the agency to practice respiratory care.

(2) The Respiratory Therapist Licensing Board shall:

(a) Establish standards of practice and professional responsibility for persons licensed by the agency.

(b) Select a licensing examination that meets the standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or an equivalent that is nationally recognized in testing respiratory care competencies.

(c) Establish continuing education requirements for renewal of a license.

(d) Provide for waivers of examinations, grandfathering requirements and temporary licenses as considered appropriate. [1997 c.792 §5; 2001 c.40 §2; 2003 c.547 §36; 2005 c.648 §45; 2007 c.71 §224]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 688—Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists; Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists; Hemodialysis Technicians; Athletic Trainers; Respiratory Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­688.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.