4761-5-06 Respiratory care practice by polysomnographic technologists.

(A) As used in division (B)(3) of section 4761.10 of the Revised Code, "a polysomnographic technologist" shall be defined as a person who holds a credential as a registered polysomnographic technologist (RPSGT) issued by the board of registered polysomnographic technologists (BRPT) or its successor organization.

(B) As used in division (B)(3) of section 4761.10 of the Revised Code, "a trainee" shall be defined as a person who, under the direct supervision of a polysomnographic technologist, performs respiratory care tasks as a part of a defined course of education leading to eligibility to take the comprehensive registry exam for polysomnographic technologists.

(C) As used in division (B)(3) of section 4761.10 of the Revised Code, "being eligible to be credentialled" shall be defined as a person who has completed the training and clinical experience required by the BRPT to take the comprehensive registry exam for polysomnographic technologists. Eligibility status shall not exceed eighteen months.

(D) As used in division (B)(3) of section 4761.10 of the Revised Code, "direct supervision" shall be defined as being immediately available to oversee and direct the care rendered by a trainee.

(E) The following respiratory care tasks performed in the diagnosis and therapeutic intervention of sleep-related breathing disorders may be performed upon the prescription or order under the general supervision of a physician:

(1) Application and titration of bi-level or continuous positive airway pressure;

(2) Application and titration of supplemental low flow oxygen;

(3) Application and monitoring of pulse oximetry;

(4) Application and monitoring of capnometry; and

(5) Patient education in the application of bi-level or continuous positive airway pressure, low flow oxygen, or pulse oximetry for the ongoing management of sleep-related disorders.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/06/2010 and 05/06/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4761.03
Rule Amplifies: 4761.11(B)(3)
Prior Effective Dates: 3/26/01, 7/11/03