ORS 688.815¹
License to practice respiratory care

The Health Licensing Office may issue a license to practice respiratory care to an applicant who:

(1) Submits to the office written evidence that the applicant:

(a) Is at least 18 years of age;

(b) Has completed an approved four-year high school course of study or the equivalent as determined by the appropriate educational agency; and

(c) As approved by the office by rule, satisfies the requirements to be credentialed as a registered respiratory therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care, or its successor organization; and

(2) Passes any examinations approved by the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board, including but not limited to an examination regarding Oregon law and administrative rules related to the practice of respiratory care. [1997 c.792 §6; 2001 c.40 §1; 2003 c.547 §32; 2005 c.21 §9; 2005 c.648 §43; 2009 c.701 §27; 2011 c.715 §4; 2012 c.43 §20; 2013 c.314 §31; 2013 c.568 §69; 2017 c.401 §1; 2019 c.456 §48]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 688—Ray Machine Operators; Hemodialysis Technicians; Athletic Trainers; Respiratory Therapists and Polysomnographic Technologists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors688.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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.
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