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Chapter 246-928 WAC

Last Update: 9/16/10

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS

WAC Sections

Introduction.
General definitions.
PART I
DEFINITIONS AND PROCEDURES FOR LICENSING AS A RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER
Who must be licensed as a respiratory care practitioner with the department.
How to become licensed as a respiratory care practitioner.
How and when to renew a respiratory care practitioner license.
Continuing education requirements.
Implementation.
Acceptable continuing education.
Verification of continuing education.
How to reinstate an expired respiratory care practitioner license.
PART II
REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AS A RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER
Overview of the qualifications required for licensure as a respiratory care practitioner.
Minimum educational qualifications for licensure as a respiratory care practitioner.
How new graduates may qualify for temporary practice and what is required.
Examination requirements for licensure as a respiratory care practitioner.
Education and training in AIDS prevention is required for licensure as a respiratory care practitioner.
How to apply for licensure for persons credentialed out-of-state.
How to apply for temporary practice permit for persons credentialed out-of-state.
PART III
REQUIREMENTS FOR REPORTING UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
Mandatory reporting.
Health care institutions.
Respiratory care practitioner associations or societies.
Professional liability carriers.
Courts.
State and federal agencies.
PART IV
RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER LICENSING AND RENEWAL FEES
Respiratory care fees and renewal cycle.