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Information for Respiratory Care program directors

See tips and checklists for Respiratory Care program directors.

Checklist

A director of a respiratory care department or her/his designee must:

  1. Retain copies of the licensees or Limited Permits and Verification of Education forms for each employee working in the department
    • A director should visually inspect the wallet card license of each employee if it is being copied. The wallet card license will have the word COPY across it when copied. Faxed copies of licensees should never be accepted. The Board encourages directors or designees to verify licenses.
    • Copies of licenses and limited permits must be maintained in a file in the respiratory department and be available for board inspection upon request
  2. Maintain a current roster containing the full name, license number, and license expiration date of each employee who renders respiratory care services. The roster must:
    • Be on employer letterhead and be signed and dated by the director or designee
    • Be divided by respiratory therapists and holders of limited permits
    • Include the names of all persons performing respiratory care duties not requiring a license and a description of the duties they perform
  3. Immediately notify the Board of the name any student who holds a Limited Permit who is no longer eligible to render respiratory care services

Tips

A director of a respiratory care department or her/his designee is responsible for ensuring that all staff working in the department who are rendering respiratory care services possess current licenses.

All directors and/or their designees should:

  1. Verify the license of all prospective employees
  2. Never accept faxed copies of licenses
  3. Verify the license status of all employees periodically during a license cycle
  4. Contact the Board immediately with any questions about the legitimacy of a license or a license status
  5. Remind staff that license renewal is their responsibility
  6. Remind staff when licenses are in the renewal period
  7. Check the board's license verification website regularly during the license renewal period to verify which employees have - and have not - renewed their licenses

There are many opportunities for license fraud, identity theft, and imposters. Please contact the Board with any questions or concerns.

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