2015 ORS 688.815¹
License to practice respiratory care
  • examination
  • license by endorsement or reciprocity

(1) An applicant for a license to practice respiratory care shall:

(a) Submit to the Health Licensing 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) Has completed a respiratory care education program approved by the American Medical Association in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education or their successors or equivalent organizations, as approved by the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board; and

(b) Pass an examination approved by the board.

(2) An applicant meets the requirements of subsection (1)(a)(C) of this section if the applicant provides the office with documentation of military training or experience that the board determines is substantially equivalent to the education required by subsection (1)(a)(C) of this section.

(3) The office may issue a license to practice respiratory care by endorsement or reciprocity to:

(a) An applicant who is currently licensed to practice respiratory care under the laws of another state, territory or country if the qualifications of the applicant are considered by the office to be equivalent to those required in this state; or

(b) An applicant holding an active credential conferred by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), or both. [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]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 688—Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists; Medical Imaging Practitioner, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors688.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
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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