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Seeking Rules Advisory Committee Members

Monday, January 06, 2020

​The Respiratory Therapist & Polysomnographic Technologist Licensing Board (Board) is currently seeking interested parties to serve as experts on a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) for the respiratory therapy & polysomnography professions in Oregon. Topics under review include but are not limited to definitions, licensing and examination requirements, attestation of certain certifications, training and reporting, continuing education standards and practice standards.

RAC's are generally made up of 10 to 12 members depending on the interest received. When considering individuals to serve on a RAC several factors influence the decision including geographic location, diversity and expertise in the industry. The Board is looking for members from the following groups:

• 3 respiratory therapists
• 2 polysomnographic technologists
• 2 other licensed health care professionals (physician, nurse)
• 1 durable or home medical equipment company representative
• 2 small business owners
• 1 educator in either profession
• 1 consumer

RAC’s provide an opportunity for external experts, individuals, entities and advocates to provide input and recommendations to the Board and the Office during the rulemaking process. If you are interested in serving on the RAC complete the Interest Form or contact Samie Patnode at or Maria Gutierrez at for further information. All interest forms must be received by January 15, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Participation by all committee members is an important part of the rulemaking process. Please be sure you can attend the February 7, 2020, meeting beginning at 9 a.m. before applying. The RAC is scheduled to meet at the Health Licensing Office, 1430 Tandem Ave, Suite 180, Salem OR 97301.


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