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RT Support Needed for HB 1348


RT support needed for HB 1348 (Pillion-R): Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke in Cars Sample Letter (Cut and Paste) Dear Delegate ________________: (To Find out Who is your Delegate: http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov)  I am writing you today to ask you to support HB 1348 (Pillion-R): Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke in Cars, which will be voted […]

Polysomnography license in Virginia now mandatory


Any person practicing polysomnographic technology in Virginia must now be licensed.  Those currently practicing will be given a grace period for licensure which may be up to 12 months.  The length of the grace period will be determined at the full Board of Medicine’s meeting February 19, 2015. Regulations: http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/medicine/medicine_laws_regs.htm   http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/medicine/medicine_forms.htm

Rationale for RCP to RT Title Change


  As we’re aware, the profession of RC has changed significantly over the past 60-plus years. There was a time when our field had certified respiratory therapy technicians and registered respiratory therapists. Collectively, we were referred to as respiratory care practitioners (RCPs). The NBRC no longer offers the CRTT credential. Graduate respiratory therapists are eligible […]