House of Delegate Report - Indianapolis 2017
There is a first for everything, and this year’s House of Delegates meeting highlighted that fact. It was the first time the meeting was held in Indianapolis, Indiana and the first time NJ sent a student representative, Gessilda Galang, along with Delegates Joseph Goss and Daryl Rogers. The meeting lived up to its uniqueness for both location and participation.
The continued tradition of recognizing our active, reserve, and retired military members was not forgotten. The AARC, for many years, has recognized the commitment and sacrifice that our military members provide our profession.
Benefits of the AARC House of Delegates and International Congress to RT Students
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) House of Delegates meetings were an eye-opening experience as I was given a platform to interact with reputable professionals in my field and learned about future prospects in my career. It was a special privilege for me in that I was not merely participating as a student delegate but I also represented my state at the conference.
Notably, the AARC House of Delegates and Board of Directors meetings are the largest and the most comprehensive meetings about respiratory care across the country. The meetings provide the forum through which professionals converge to network, share their knowledge and experiences, and learn from one another.
Michele DaSilva Featured in AARC Career Advice Article
Michele DaSilva, BS, RRT, was featured in an article, Why Working in a Continuing Care Retirement Community is Right for Me, aimed at providing career advice.
AARC News and Headlines
Save Time and Money with the AARC Travel Discount Program
AARC is pleased to offer an exclusive worldwide travel discount service for our members. This service provides AARC members with access to discounts on hotels and car rental suppliers around the world.
Apex Recognition Award
Apex Recognition Award is to recognize the significant contribution of respiratory therapists and highlight best practices in respiratory care that are aligned with evidence-based medicine.
Registered Respiratory Therapist Credential Required
Effective July 21, 2017
Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey - N.J.A.C.45:14E-15 - Issuance of License.
The Board shall issue a license to perform respiratory care to an applicant, who, at the time of the effective date of this act, has passed the Registered Respiratory Therapist examination offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, or by a successor organization.
The Board determined that, anyone who has applied for licensure, prior to the date of the statute, July 21, 2017, will be licensed under the prior rules and regulation.
Licensing Board Activities
The NJ State Licensing Board has proposed a rule change amending the requirement for a follow-up visit by a respiratory care practitioner within 24 hours of home delivery of nebulizer compressors, concentrators, and medical gas cylinders.
Updated Practice Act Signed
While most of us was enjoying a leisurely week leading up to the 4th of July holiday weekend, the NJ Legislature was busy. In just 3 days, both the state senate and assembly pass the NJSRC’s proposed bill, and before this article was finished, the governor has signed the bill into law.