NY finally has a Polysomnography "authorization" .

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Postby somnonaut » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:44 am

Only 9 days remaining to make your public comments known to the Dept of Education (see above)

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Postby labman2 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:10 pm

Yipes! $600 for what period of time? One time fee? every 3 years? every 5 years?

Hopefully it is not too often!

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Postby labman2 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:21 pm

somnonaut wrote:NY PSG Authorization application is posted and ready for submitting.
Yes, it will cost $600.


http://www.op.nysed.gov/pdffiles.htm#p


Huh? Per info on the limited permit...
You may apply for a limited permit either at the same time as or after submitting an application for
authorization as a polysomnographic technologist in New York State. If you have not yet filed a
Application for Authorization (Form 1) and the $600 fee for authorization and first registration, you must
submit them with this form and the limited permit fee.


Does this mean we ALL have to pay the $600 plus the $70 for the limited permit ?

Sounds like you cant just get the real deal without "buying" this limited one also.

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Postby somnonaut » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:22 pm

3 years per $600 fee.
"You may apply for a limited permit..."
MAY, meaning optionally. I think this is for the students and others currently in training.
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Postby labman2 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:43 am

somnonaut wrote:3 years per $600 fee.
"You may apply for a limited permit..."
MAY, meaning optionally. I think this is for the students and others currently in training.


But why would you apply for a limited permit "at the same time" you apply for the regular cert as they state
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Postby ckoser » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:33 am

Does anyone know if you are already licensed in NY as an RRT, do you also have to become licensed as an RPSGT as well? I can't seem to find that answer on the NYS licensing website.
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My Question

Postby labman2 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:25 pm

So if someone comes to the sleep center and has no experience --- can I train them at this point? Is there still a method for OTJ right now that meets the NYS rules since there are not alot of schools available yet?
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Postby somnonaut » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:01 pm

If OJT person was to obtain a recognized credential AND suffices one of the two experiential mandates, with adequate attestation, then they COULD still get authorized via an OJT pathway until 2/2014* when the grandfathering option expires.
* The grandfathering option only expires IF there are 4 or more registered Associate and/or Baccalaureate degree programs offered in the state by then. If not, the grandfathering continues until such time.
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another question

Postby labman2 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:15 pm

Can RPSGT in NY now do their own oxygen titrations instead of calling an RT if O2 is needed- or do we have to wait till after the public comment period to end?

In other words, I am assuming that RPSGT now can deal with the doctors scripted O2 orders yes?

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Postby somnonaut » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:24 pm

Scripted AND verbal transcripted orders for low flow oxygen yes.
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Postby somnonaut » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:25 pm

In fact, they are allowed to set levels for ANY therapy for ANY disorder effecting sleep/wake during polysomnography, and afterwards.
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Postby labman2 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:17 pm

somnonaut wrote:In fact, they are allowed to set levels for ANY therapy for ANY disorder effecting sleep/wake during polysomnography, and afterwards.


...meaning I assume, they can now work day jobs setting up and education in the use of CPAP for DME company patients
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Postby somnonaut » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:20 pm

Yup
And...people in doctor's office now willy-nilly setting up HST can be banged by the DOE for practicing Polysomnography without authorization. So, all the people who set up HST must be authorized.
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Postby bduce » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:42 pm

This is a good piece of legislation Somno.
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Postby somnonaut » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:16 pm

We tried to make sure there were no easy outs. If it is a test for a sleep disorder, it is covered by this legislation. The shoving it under Respiratory therapy law was not what was wanted, we wanted our own board. ARRGH. What we gave up is representation as there is no representation on any board of Polysomnographic techs. And for $600 that is a tall order to not get representation. I would hope the DOE would tell the RT board to have at least 2 seats for PSG techs, or dual credentialed. Heck, we cannot even be certain the Doc who sits on the board knows anything about sleep.
Double ARRGH
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