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  • Expedited Licensing available for Military
    Temporary administrative rules were adopted to implement an expedited process for indivdiuals who have military training or experience for an authorization to practice a prfoession listed under ORS 676.583 or ORS 676.800.
    Rules were also adopted to implement an expedited process to obtain an authorization to practice for military spouses or domestic partners as required by 2013 House Bill 2027.
    Application for Authorization to Practice/Military Training or Experience Equivalency WORD | PDF
    Application for Authorization to Practice/Military Spouse or Domestic Partner WORD | PDF​
  • Respiratory Therapists Treat Cardiopulmonary Abnormalities

    Respiratory therapists, or respiratory care practitioners,provide treatment to patients with abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system—or breathing disorders—under the direction of a licensed physician and as part of a health care team.

    Respiratory therapists work at hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, in private care facilities and commercial businesses that specialize in the treatment, management, diagnostic testing, control and care of patients with breathing disorders that range from chronic lung conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema to heart attack and accident victims.

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  • Licensing Requirements for Implementing and Monitoring of Durable Medical Equipment for Sleep Disorders

    ​The Oregon Health Licensing Agency and the Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Board have received multiple inquiries regarding whether or not an individual must be a licensed polysomnographic technologist to select, fit and educate patients on sleep masks and other sleep related equipment as wells as setting of pressures and flows on sleep apnea machines.

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  • Administration of Sleep Medication and Performance of Positive Airway Pressure Titrations that Involve Setting Respiratory Tidal Volumes or Back-up Rates

    At the June 28, 2013 Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board meeting, members reviewed questions related to administration of sleep medication by a respiratory therapist or polysomnographic technologist and performance of positive airway pressure titrations that involve setting respiratory tidal volumes or back-up rates by a respiratory therapist or polysomnographic technologist.

  • Licensing Requirements for Scoring Sleep Studies

    At the March 1, 2013 Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board meeting, members reviewed questions related to licensing requirements for scoring sleep studies.

    Board's response

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