Respiratory Care workers provide services to consumers, under the direction of a licensed physician. Applying scientific principles, they identify, prevent and rehabilitate acute or chronic dysfunction, to promote optimum respiratory health and function. Respiratory care also includes teaching the patient, and the patient's family, respiratory care procedures as part of the patient's ongoing program.

The Board of Respiratory Care protects the public health, safety and welfare through regulation of the practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with the statutes.



This information is provided by the Division of Health Professions Licensure within the Department of Public Health.