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Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board

Respiratory therapy
The Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board consists of seven members appointed by the governor and subject to confirmation by the Oregon Senate:
  • Three respiratory therapists
  • Two polysomnographic technologists
  • One qualified medical director for polysomnography or respiratory care
  • One public member
Members of the board must be citizens of Oregon. Respiratory therapist and polysomnograhic technologist members must have engaged in the practice of respiratory care or polysomnography for a period of five or more years immediately preceding appointment.
  • The term of office of each member of the board is four years, but members serve at the pleasure of the governor.
  • Vacancies are filled by the governor by appointment for the unexpired term. A member holds office until the appointment and qualification of a successor.
  • Members are eligible for reappointment. After serving two consecutive full terms, members must wait at least four years before being eligible for appointment to serve on the board.
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Board Members


JOEL GLASS - 2014 Chair
Polysomnographic Technologist
Vernonia, Oregon
First term of service 3/1/2012 - 2/29/2016
 
Biography
MARK OLSEN - 2014 Vice-Chair
Respiratory Care Practitioner 
Aumsville, Oregon
Second term of service 12/1/2011 - 11/30/2015
 
Biography
NICHOLAS GAFFNEY
Polysomnographic Technologist
Independence, Oregon
First term of service 3/1/2012 - 2/28/2015 
 
Biography


TONY GARBERG
Respiratory Care Practitioner
Hermiston, Oregon
First term of service 6/5/2013 - 5/31/2017

Biography

 


MICHAEL LEFOR, MD 
Medical Director
Portland, Oregon
First term of service 3/1/2012 - 2/29/2016 
 
Biography

 
MICHAEL NURRE
(Currenlty recruiting for this position)

Respiratory Care Practitioner 
Oregon City, Oregon
Second term of service 12/1/2009 - 11/30/2013
 
Biography
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KEVIN PARKS
Public Member
Portland, Oregon
First term of service 12/1/2010 - 11/30/2014
 
Biography 
 

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Board Recruitment

Are you interested in serving as a volunteer citizen board member? OHLA-regulated boards seek new members as current board member terms expire.
 
Overview of OHLA-regulated professions and boards
Current vacancies and how to apply

Questions? Contact Callie Zink at 503-373-1986 or callie.r.zink@state.or.us
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Oregon Health Licensing Agency

The Oregon Health Licensing Agency (OHLA) is a state consumer and public protection agency overseeing regulation of multiple health and related professions. The 70th Oregon Legislative Assembly established OHLA in 1999.

Unique in structure compared to other state professional licensing and regulatory bodies, OHLA incorporates a central agency model and director rather than a single board of directors from one profession.

Oregon Health Licensing Agency
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