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OREGON HEALTH AUTHORITY, HEALTH LICENSING OFFICE
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST AND POLYSOMNOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGISTS LICENSING BOARD
The following definitions apply
to OAR 331-705-0000 through 331-720-0020:
(1) "Affidavit of Licensure"
means an original document or other approved means of verifying an authorization
to practice (certification, licensure or registration) status and history, including
information disclosing all unresolved or outstanding penalties and/or disciplinary
actions. Refer to OAR 331-030-0040.
(2) "Agency" means the Oregon
Health Licensing Agency.
(3) “AASM” means
the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
(4) “A-STEP” means
the Accredited Sleep Technology Education Program.
(5) “BRPT” means
Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
(6) “CAAHEP” means
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
(7) “CoARC” means
Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
(8) “CRT” means
Certified Respiratory Therapist.
(9) “NBRC” means
the National Board for Respiratory Care.
(10) "Official transcript" means
an original document authorized by the appropriate office in the Oregon Department
of Education and certified by a college or university indicating applicant identity
information, hours and types of course work, examinations and scores that the student
has completed. Original documents must be submitted directly to the Agency from
the college or university by United States Postal Service mail or other recognized
mail service providers in a sealed envelope;
(11) “RPSGT” means
Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
Registered Respiratory Therapist.
(13) “Qualified Medical
Director for Polysomnography” has the definition set forth in ORS Chapter
(14) “Qualified Medical
Director for Respiratory Care” has the definition set forth in ORS Chapter
Stat. Auth.: ORS 676.605, 676.615
Stats. Implemented: ORS 676.605,
676.615 & 688.830
Hist.: HDLB 1-1997(Temp), f.
12-19-97, cert. ef. 12-22-97 thru 6-19-98; HDLP 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-98;
HLO 4-2004, f. 6-29-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; HLA 7-2010, f. & cert. ef. 11-1-10;
HLA 15-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12
Licensure Exemption for
Supervisors and Polysomnography Students
(1) Students actively
enrolled in the following education programs are exempt from polysomnographic technologist
licensure pursuant to ORS 688.805(2)(b)(A):
degree program in polysomnography, polysomnographic technology, or sleep technology
from an accredited community college, college, or university; or
course of study from a CAAHEP accredited institution;
(2) In accordance
with ORS 688.805(2)(b)(B) to be exempt from licensure students in subsection (1)
of this rule must be supervised by one of the following:
(a) A licensed
(b) A qualified
medical director for polysomnography;
therapist who holds a Sleep Disorder Specialty credential through the NBRC; or
therapist who holds a RSPGT credential through the BRPT.
supervision, for the purpose of this rule, is supervision of a student in polysomnography
by an approved supervisor who is physically present with the student while the student
is working. The supervisor must exercise direction and control over the student’s
work. An approved supervisor supervising a student may not supervise more than one
student per shift.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
676.606, 676.607, 676.611, 676.615 & 688.830
ORS 688.800 & 688.805
15-2011, f. 12-30-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; HLA 5-2013(Temp), f. 3-12-13, cert. ef.
4-1-13 thru 9-28-13; HLA 7-2013, f. 5-16-13, cert. ef. 6-1-13
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contained in the Administrative Order filed at the Archives Division,
800 Summer St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97310. Any discrepancies with the
published version are satisfied in favor of the Administrative Order.
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