Respiratory Care Act

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A Respiratory Care Act is a common term for a law enacted allowing for the practice of Respiratory Care in a given state, province, region or nation.[1] The name of the law may differ slightly but typically Respiratory Care is the identifier title.[2][3][4]

Board of Respiratory Care[edit]

A board of respiratory care is typically a division of that states Department of Health, much like a Board of Nursing or Board of Medicine. Granting licenses to applicants and reviewing policy related to practice and care. [5][6][7][8]

United States Congress notable acts[edit]

Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act[edit]

Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover the services of a qualified respiratory practitioner performed under the general supervision of a physician.[9]

  • H.R. 3968: Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2007 — Result: Died in committee[10]
  • S. 2704: Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2008 — Result: Died in committee[11]
  • S. 343: Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2009 — Result: Died in committee[12]
  • H.R. 941: Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2011 — Currently in committee [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shapiro BA (1976). "Traditions and possibilities of licensure in respiratory therapy.". Respir Care. 21 (10): 964–8. PMID 10314763. 
  2. ^ Tennessee Code Annotated 63-27
  3. ^ Arkansas Code Unannotated Title 17, Chapter 99
  4. ^ Official Code of Georgia Title 43, Chapter 24, Article 6
  5. ^ Tennessee Code Annotated 63-27-103
  6. ^ Arkansas Code Unannotated 17-99-201
  7. ^ Official Code of Georgia § 43-34-143
  8. ^ New Jersey Administrative Code Title 13, Chapter 44
  9. ^ 112th Congress (2011) (Mar 8, 2011). "H.R. 941". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved August 28, 2011. Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2011 
  10. ^ 110th Congress (2007) (Oct 25, 2007). "H.R. 3968". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved August 28, 2011. Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2007 
  11. ^ 110th Congress (2008) (Mar 5, 2008). "S. 2704". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved August 28, 2011. Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2008 
  12. ^ 111th Congress (2009) (Jan 29, 2009). "S. 343". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved August 28, 2011. Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2009 
  13. ^ 112th Congress (2011) (Mar 8, 2011). "H.R. 941". Legislation. GovTrack.us. Retrieved August 28, 2011. Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative Act of 2011