Registered Respiratory Therapist Credential Required
Effective July 21, 2017 as 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.
While this was discussed at the August meeting, the state society was surprised the licensing board took this action. In the past, when changes to the practice act were enacted, there was an adoption phase during the time the board developed regulations.