MODERNIZE RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICE ACT.

View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 358 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 14, 2017
AN ACT UPDATING THE RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTICE ACT.
Intro. by Burr, Goodman, Boles.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 25 2017)
H 358

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Apr 24 2017 - More information

    Amendment 1 makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Revises new GS 90-648(3a) to clarify the definition of an endorsement to apply specifically to a licensee meeting requirements to perform respiratory care procedures that require additional educational, training, or credentialing requirements as established by the licensing board in addition to other licensure requirements.

    Makes a technical conforming change to the amendment to GS 90-660(b)(6).


  • Summary date: Apr 20 2017 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.

    Deletes the proposed changes to subsection (1) in GS 90-652 concerning the Department of Public Safety's authority to provide a criminal record check to the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board for applicants for licensure, licensure renewal, and reciprocal licensure (the previous edition transferred the authority to the Department of Justice).


  • Summary date: Mar 14 2017 - More information

    Amends GS 90­648 to define advanced practice and endorsement, and to revise the definitions of practice of respiratory care and support activities to refer to respiratory care equipment instead of apparatus.

    Amends GS 90­649(a)(4) to designate a seat on the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board (Board), currently designated for a representative of the North Carolina Association of Medical Equipment Services, for a North Carolina member of the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Association. Makes a conforming change to GS 90­650(a)(7).

    Amends GS 90­652 to authorize the Department of Justice to provide a criminal record check to the Board, and directs the Board to provide the Department of Justice with an applicant's fingerprints (was, the Department of Public Safety. Also currently requires an additional consent form signed by the applicant). Makes conforming changes. Directs the Board to establish and adopt rules defining the education and credential requirements for persons seeking endorsement under GS Chapter 90, Article 38 (Respiratory Care Practice Act).

    Amends GS 90­653 to additionally require licensure applicants to submit a form signed by the applicant consenting to a check of the applicant's criminal record and to the use of the applicant's fingerprints and other identifying information. Replaces a reference to the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs, or the Canadian Council on Accreditation for Respiratory Therapy Education, with the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or its successor, and further requires an applicant's verified transcript to be submitted to show proof of completion of an associate's degree in respiratory care education (was, required completion of a respiratory care education program). Requires an applicant to submit written evidence that the applicant passed the Therapist Multiple­Choice examination given by the National Board for Respiratory Care, or its successor. Directs the Board to state the terms and conditions of the use of the license to a licensee. Deletes provision requiring the exam to be given at least three times a year. Makes a conforming change.

    Repeals GS 90­654 (temporary license) and GS 90­656 (provisional license).

    Amends GS 90­660(b)(6) by making a conforming change to the existing fee for all licenses to no longer refer to provisional or temporary licenses.

    Effective October 1, 2017.


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