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Chapter 4761-5 | Examination and Licensing

 
 
 
Rule
Rule 4761-5-01 | Waiver of licensing requirements pursuant to division (B) of section 4761.04 of the Revised Code.
 

(A) To meet the requirement of division (A)(3) of section 4671.04 of the Revised Code, an applicant for licensure must provide evidence that the applicant has successfully completed both portions of the registered respiratory therapist (R.R.T.) examination administered by the national board for respiratory care, inc. (NBRC) or its successor organization.

(B) All persons currently holding a license in this state to practice respiratory care who obtained an initial license in this state based on showing evidence of successful competion of the certified respiratory therapist (C.R.T.) examination may continue to practice respiratory care in this state if the following conditions are met:

(1) The licensee continues to meet the requirements to renew a license under chapter 4761; and

(2) The licensee continues to timely renew the license through the state medical board.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4761.03
Amplifies: 4761.03 , 4761.04(A), 4761.04(B)
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 9/21/1998, 8/15/2008
Rule 4761-5-02 | Admission to the Ohio credentialing examination.
 

(A) An applicant for the Ohio credentialing examination must have an approved preliminary application for licensure form on file with the board that authorizes a waiver of the education requirement for licensure as set forth in Section 6 of Sub. House Bill 111 of the 118th General Assembly.

(B) An applicant for the Ohio credentialing examination shall file an application provided by the board to take the examination offered by the "National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC)." The original application shall be mailed to the NBRC, and a copy of the application shall be mailed to the board. The application mailed to the NBRC shall include an examination score release form.

(C) The application mailed to the NBRC shall include the nonrefundable examination fee.

(D) The applicant for the Ohio credentialing examination shall comply with any and all deadlines established by the NBRC.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4761.03
Amplifies: 4761.03, 4761.04, 4761.07
Five Year Review Date: 6/19/2025
Rule 4761-5-04 | License application procedure.
 

(A) An applicant for licensure shall submit to the board an application under oath in the manner determined by the board and provide such other facts and materials as the board requires. No application shall be considered submitted to the board until the appropriate fee has been received by the board.

(B) No application submitted to the board shall be considered complete until the applicant has complied with the requirements of Chapter 4731-4 of the Administrative Code and the board has received the results of the criminal records checks.

(C) Licensure by examination:

An applicant for licensure by examination who filed a preliminary application for licensure and who qualified for the educational waiver provided for in Section 6 of Sub. House Bill 111 of the 118th General Assembly and who has passed the Ohio licensure examination in accordance with rule 4761-5-02 of the Administrative Code shall submit to the board an application under oath in the manner determined by the board, and provide such other facts and materials as the board requires. No application shall be considered submitted to the board until the appropriate fee has been received by the board.

(D) If an applicant fails to complete the application process within six months of initial application filing, the board may notify the applicant in writing of its intention to consider the application abandoned. If no response to that notice is received by the board within thirty days, the board shall consider the application as abandoned and no further processing shall be undertaken with respect to that application.

(E) If the application process extends for a period longer than six months, the board may require updated information as it deems necessary.

(F) No application being investigated under section 4761.09 of the Revised Code, may be withdrawn without approval of the board.

(G) Application fees are not refundable.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4761.03
Amplifies: 4761.03 , 4761.04
Five Year Review Date: 9/30/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/1994, 5/2/1996, 7/1/2007, 4/24/2013
Rule 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, continuous positive airway pressure, or non-invasive ventilation;

(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.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4761.03
Amplifies: 4761.10(B)(3)
Five Year Review Date: 6/18/2025
Prior Effective Dates: 3/26/2001