It is a custom of the House of Delegates (HOD) to send out a summary of the most significant discussions at each meeting to the HOD members. Attached is that summary. It typically is a short but interesting read and the one attached is no different.
R. David Johnson
Program Director, Respiratory Care
Columbia State Community College
The TSRC website now has a Government Affairs section. The tab for this section can be found under the TSRC tab on the main navigation menu.
Many thanks to John Williams, the TSRC’s Lobbyist/attorney, for contributing the inaugural article, What’s Up With Obamacare? for this section. We will be adding material to this section from time to time to keep TSRC members updated on legislative and regulatory issues.
The State Board of Respiratory Care is enforcing a law that is already in effect. All therapists are required to maintain the active status of their credentials with the NBRC to remain ABG endorsed. This is not a change to our Licensure Laws, rather something that has not been checked in the past. This will have the greatest effect on therapists obtaining their license after July 1, 2002. Anyone who has applied for a license after that date will be required to participate in the NBRC’s Continuing Competency Program in order to remain ABG endorsed. Therapists who obtained their license and credentials before July 1, 2002 will not have to participate in the NBRC’s Continuing Competency Program in order to maintain their NBRC credentials. Everyone should continue to check this portion of the website to keep up to date on any changes, also direct your therapist friends and coworkers to where this information can be found.