Section .0200 – Application For License

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 21 - occupational licensing boards and commissions/chapter 61 - respiratory care board/21 ncac 61 .0201.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .0200 – APPLICATION

FOR LICENSE

 

21 NCAC 61 .0201             APPLICATION PROCESS

(a)  Each applicant for a respiratory

care practitioner license shall complete an application form provided by the

Board.  This form shall be submitted to the Board and shall be accompanied by:

(1)           one head and shoulders passport type

photograph of the applicant of acceptable quality for identification, two

inches by two inches in size;

(2)           the fee established in Rule .0204 of this

Chapter;

(3)           evidence, verified by oath, that the

applicant has successfully completed the minimum requirements of a respiratory

care education program approved by the Commission for Accreditation of Allied

Health Educational Programs or the Canadian Council on Accreditation for

Respiratory Therapy Education;

(4)           evidence, verified by oath, that the

applicant has successfully completed the requirements for certification in

Basic Life Support which includes Adult, Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary

Resuscitation (CPR), the Heimlich Maneuver, and Automatic External

Defibrillator (AED) use by the American Heart Association, the American Red

Cross or the American Safety and Health Institute; and

(5)           evidence from the National Board for

Respiratory Care (NBRC) of successful completion of the Certified Respiratory

Therapist (CRT) examination administered by it.

(b)  Applicants for initial licensure in North Carolina, who

have been inactive and who have not practiced respiratory care for a period of

time greater than one year, must complete the following requirements in

addition to the requirements in Paragraph (a) of this Rule:

(1)           for applicants who have not practiced respiratory

care for a period of time greater than one year, but less than five years, the

applicant must provide evidence of  twelve hours of continuing education, that

meet the requirements of 21 NCAC 61 .0401, for each full year of inactivity;

and

(2)           for applicants who have not practiced respiratory

care for a period of time greater than five years, the applicant must provide

evidence of either:

(A)          sixty hours of continuing education that meet the

requirements of 21 NCAC 61 .0401 and evidence from the National Board for

Respiratory Care (NBRC) of successful completion of the Certified Respiratory

Therapist (CRT) examination taken as an assessment examination within the

90-day period before issuance of a license, or

(B)          completion of a Respiratory Care refresher course

offered through a Respiratory Care Education program accredited by the

Commission for the Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑652 (1),(2) and

(13); 90-653(a);

Temporary Adoption Eff. October

15, 2001;

Eff. August 1, 2002;

Amended Eff. April 1, 2008; November 1, 2004; March 1,

2004;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. August 22, 2015.