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Proposed Rules for Respiratory Therapists and Polysomnographic Technologists

Monday, November 2, 2020

The Respiratory Therapist and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board under the Health Licensing Office has filed proposed rules with the Oregon Secretary of State. The proposed language will be published in the November ​2020, Oregon Bulletin and helps to streamline and clarify existing rules for the professions. You are invited to review the proposed rules and submit comments from November 1 through November 28, 2020, at 12 p.m. (noon).

Written comments can be submitted by way of postal mail to:

Attn: Samie Patnode
Health Licensing Office
1430 Tandem Ave. NE, Suite 180
Salem, OR 97301-2192

To submit your comments by way of email, submit to Samie Patnode at:

There will also be a telephonic public hearing from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. To limit exposure and the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to adhere to the Governor's physical distancing requirements, the hearing is being held via telephone conference call only. The call-in number is 1-877-336-1828, participant code: 4111788.

Comments will not be accepted, nor considered, if received after 12 p.m. (noon) on November 28, 2020. For more information or to request alternative formats, please call Samie Patnode at (503) 373-1917, or email samie.patnode@​

Permanent administrative rules are scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2021.


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