Lobby Week Wrap Up

On April 4, the AARC once again ‘Stormed the Hill’ to visit Congress and talk about issues important to our profession.  NYSSRC representatives were successful in securing several meetings with NY congressmen.  The focus of these meetings was to include respiratory therapists in any Telehealth bill considered by Congress this year Continue Reading →

Government Affairs: News from State Ed

The following information is reported from our Government Affairs Committee following the most recent State Education Department Respiratory Therapy Board meeting in NYC on September 22. Legislators and Gov. Andrew Cuomo appear to have reached an agreement on a bill that expands the scope of practice for advanced home health Continue Reading →

How to apply for a New York State Respiratory Therapist or Technician License

There are 2 different licenses for Respiratory Care Practitioners: Therapist and Technician. The Office of Professions website contains all the links related to obtaining a licensing in New York. On the site you will find license applications, the actual practice act and all laws related and referenced to the practice Continue Reading →

The Wait is Over! Medicare Telehealth Parity Act has been Reintroduced

The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act has been reintroduced in Congress with the bill number H.R. 2948. This past spring over 120 respiratory therapists from around the country, including those who represent the Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) from your state, descended on Washington D.C. These respiratory therapists came to lobby Continue Reading →

Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015

Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA) Gregg Harper (R-MS), Diane Black (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced H.R. 2948, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation will expand coverage of telehealth services under Medicare by putting them on Continue Reading →