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.
Proposed Rule Change
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. This change was originally proposed in July 2016 but as a result of comments provided by the NJSRC board and other members, the State reconsidered the elimination of the 24-hour visit. This year’s proposed change will provide for a 72-hour follow up visit in certain cases.
The State Board of Respiratory Care was created by the provisions of the Respiratory Care Practitioner Act of 1991. This board licenses and regulates respiratory therapists in New Jersey.
Respiratory care is the health specialty involving the treatment, disease management, control, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiac and pulmonary system. Respiratory care practitioners administer oxygen and other medical gases to patients and perform treatments and tests under the supervision of doctors. View the full scope of practice on the board website.
If you need a copy of your respiratory care (respiratory therapist) license please contact the board.