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American Association of Sleep Technologists
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Postby Sleepy in the South » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:04 am

Hawaii senate bill SB2600 is still under review and currently will allow RPSGTs to do testing but may not allow non-registered techs.

The AARC is trying very hard to allow only RTs to do testing but that was denied earlier this year. They are still trying.....HARD.

If the bill is passed the way it is...and most likely will, I don't know what they will do with all the PSGTs.

Any other states with this situation?
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Postby healthcare » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:16 pm

Unsure if anyone else in the state of NH has seen this, I found this under the public minutes for the month of June,2010- then I went back and looked at some of the other months and it seems like this has been in the works since April, 2010. Below is the link to the meeting minutes or you can go to New Hampshire office of Licensed Allied Health Proffessionals.
We have 99 RPSGT in NH and we will need all of them to help stop this so please pass the news on

http://www.nh.gov/alliedhealth/boards/r ... etings.htm
2. Rules:

a. The Board reviewed a draft set of polysomnographic technician's rules, Resp 600. The Board made changes to the rules and determinations on educational requirements, the amount of continuing education, and the types of continuing education that would be acceptable. The Boards Administrator will make corrections and additions tothe draft rules and provide each Board member with an update as soon as they are ready. Board member Jeffrey Reisert is also assigned with contacting the poloysomnographic national association to make determinations on specific components of the rules and will report his findings to the Board's Administrator.
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Postby somnonaut » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:29 pm

From June minutes is more telling:
"Pamela McKendrick is starting a business where a patient is referred from a dentist for a monitored sleep study. She asked the Board if she would need a respiratory care practitioner license in this state if she were going to a person's house and showing them how to hook up the monitor. She further states that the patient would be given a laptop computer that therapists in Arizona would be watching them sleep. An Arizona pulmonologist would interpret this information. The Board voted with a motion from Carl Rod and seconded by Luann Udell to send Ms. McKendrick a letter stating that the New Hampshire Respiratory Care Practice Act under RSA 326-E:1, III requires New Hampshire licensure for sending data to another location. Further under RSA 326-E:9 a license is required for the set up and collection of data."

Their license controls the reocording of ALL data from any conceivable source (EEG)?
Do you have the link for the RCP licensure law in NH, to actually see their scope of practice?
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Postby somnonaut » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:34 pm

And their "definition" of Respiratory Care is...

"What is Respiratory Care?
Respiratory Care or Therapy, also called Cardiopulmonary Care, is the diagnosis of diseases of the lungs and heart, and the development of treatment plans for individuals who are limited by these diseases to prevent disability, maintain health, and maximize independence. Respiratory Care is provided from premature infants, to athletes, to the elderly. Services under respiratory care can be provided at home, in hospital, in a nursing home, or any appropriate setting where needed. Respiratory services is provided to persons who suffer from diseases including chronic lung problems such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema as well as heart attack and victims of trauma. Among other services provided are testing of lung function, sleep disorders and heart irregularities; treatment include oxygen therapy and treatment of lung disorders using specific drugs and delivery systems. "

So now SLEEP DISORDERS are "diseases of the lungs and heart." Better go tell everyone.
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Postby healthcare » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:49 pm

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Postby somnonaut » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:53 pm

RPSGT are exempted.

326-E:6 Exemptions From Licensure. –
I. This chapter shall not prohibit:
(a) A person matriculated in an education program approved by the board who is pursuing a degree in respiratory care or respiratory therapy from satisfying supervised clinical education requirements related to the person's respiratory care education while under direct supervision of a respiratory care practitioner or physician.
(b) A respiratory care practitioner from practicing in the Armed Forces, federal public health services, or the Department of Veterans Affairs, pursuant to federal regulations of health care providers.
(c) A respiratory care practitioner who is licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States from providing consultation by telecommunication.
(d) A respiratory care practitioner who is licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States or foreign educated respiratory care practitioner credentialed in another country from practicing respiratory care in conjunction with teaching or participating in an educational seminar of no more than 60 days in a calendar year.
(e) Respiratory care performed as part of a limited scope of practice, as defined by the board, by certified pulmonary function technicians (CPFT), registered pulmonary function technologists (RPFT) or registered polysomnographic technologists (RPSGT) in a diagnostic laboratory or research setting.
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Postby TexasSleepguy » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:58 pm

I have seen many ads for RPSGT in Texas that want CRT or RRT. I have been on two interviews where I was told that the Minimum of CRT was required.

I will b e leaving the field ofg sleep if this trend continues. I do not now NOR -ever wish to work in the respiratory field.
to the AARC BUTT the (*&^%( OUT!
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Postby Giddyup » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:30 am

Slow on the draw... but we got it going... :) Sleep Professionals of Arkansas was started this year - http://www.arkansas-sleep.org/ if anyone wants more information
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Postby strawberri » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:35 am

Congrats!!
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Postby lorilpn » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:58 am

OFFICE OF LICENSED ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board



MINUTES of August 12, 2010

The August 12, 2010 meeting of the Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board convened at 9:41 A.M. with the following members present:

Carl Rod, RCP, Acting Chair
Jeffrey Reisert, D.O.
Michael Quinlan, RCP

Absent: Robert G. Fishwick, Chair
Luann Udell, Public Member



The Board voted to approve the minutes of July 8, 2010 with a motion from Jeffrey Reisert and a second from Michael Quinlan.

PUBLIC MINUTES

QUALIFICATION AND LICENSURE

1. RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSURE

The following applications were approved for licensure with a motion from Michael Quinlan and seconded by Jeffrey Reisert.

Brian M. Carroll, RCP
Kelly J. Gornnert, RCP
Richard F. Mahoney, RCP
Jane F. Mirandette, RCP
Kristin A. Patten, RCP
Sarah L. Stone, RCP

ADMINISTRATIVE

2. Rules:

a. The Board reviewed a draft of the Resp 600 Polysomnographic Technicians rules and made changes. Jeffrey Reisert will supply the Board's Administrator with information to complete the draft. Once the material is received the Board's Administrator will contact the attorneys at Administrative Rules to request a complementary preliminary review.


Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board
August 12, 2010
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3. The Board considered changing the date of the September 9, 2010 meeting but decided against the date change because it would not interfere with attendance at the polysomnographic technicians meeting to review the draft rules. The meeting is now tentatively scheduled for October.


ADJOURN: on motion by Jeffrey Reisert with a second by Michael Quinlan, the motion to adjourn at 10:50 A.M. carried in the affirmative.

Minutes respectfully submitted by Tina M. Kelley, Board Administrator




Robert G. Fishwick, RCP, President at meeting dated
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Postby Giddyup » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:17 am

thanks Berri!... looks like we need to get on the ball with other issues now as well...
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NH Rules review for license sleep technologists

Postby lorilpn » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:22 pm

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This page is provided so that licensees may be kept up to date on the most recent information from the Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals and so that the general public will be informed on what the profession of Respiratory Care Practitioners are doing in the State of New Hampshire.


MEETING TO DISCUSS POLYSMNOGRAPHIC TECHNICIAN RULES SCHEDULED:

As you already know the State of New Hampshire ("NH)" Respiratory Care Practitioner Board ("Board") had the authority to license sleep technologists granted to it over ten years ago through NH statutes. Further, the AASM has a goal of credentialing all sleep technologists by the year 2011.
The Board has been working on the "Resp 600" rules writing for nearly a year. We have taken into account standard NH Rules Writing requirements as well as input from Polysomnography resources which include the Board of Registered Polysomnography Technologists, the ASST, and the ASSM. A copy of the draft is available by calling the Board's office at 603-271-8389.
We would like to invite you and anyone else that may be interested to attend a public meeting to discuss the draft. Specifically we want to hear from NH sleep technologists and medical directors to ensure that the rules contain the key elements for licensing specific to your profession. One key element needed is a timeframe to allow sleep technologists presently working in the field to become licensed. After this meeting, the rules may be modified by the Board, before submission to the NH Office of Administrative Rules.
The Board is meeting on October 14th at 2 Industrial Park Drive, Concord, NH 03301. We are devoting time beginning at 10am for an open forum on the enclosed draft. The discussion will close no later than 11am.
No registration or notice is required. Please simply show up with any specific recommendations you may have regarding the draft. We are not "reinventing the wheel" and hope that discussion is succinct and pertinent to this draft enclosed.
We are excited about the quality of the rules that have been written by our Administrator and reviewed by the Board. We also look forward to adding a polysomnography position to the Board once licensing has been established and the appropriate legislation has passed.
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Postby lorilpn » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:26 pm

You will need to call for a copy which will then be mailed to you for review.
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Wow!!

Postby somnonaut » Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:21 am

Sent to me from an RT colleague this morning.
Choo, choo, "I know we can, I know we can"
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