Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care

There has been a lot of discussion as of late in regards to academic growth within our profession. Specifically, many RTs have expressed great concern and anxiety over the proposed legislation (S8484) which currently sits in the NYS Assembly which, if passed, would require Bachelors as the entry level into our profession for licensure in NYS. 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 →

New Polysomnographic Technology Authorization Law Takes Effect in NYS

Chapter 262 of the Laws of 2011, effective August 3, 2012, established the profession of Polysomnographic Technology in New York State. Individuals must now hold authorization from the Education Department to provide polysomnographic technology services or to use the title “Authorized Polysomnographic Technologist.” Licensed individuals who are already permitted to Continue Reading →