SUNY Stonybrook Respiratory Care Student Visits the AARC House of Delegates

A Student’s Perspective of the AARC House of Delegates Meeting Indianapolis, Indiana On October 2nd and 3rd I attended the AARC’s fall/winter House of Delegates meeting as a student representative from New York in Indianapolis IN. I am currently a senior in SUNY Stony Brook’s Respiratory Care Program. Attending the Continue Reading →

New York Represents at the AARC House of Delegates

The AARC House of Delegates convened in Indianapolis just prior to last month’s AARC International Congress.  Our NYSSRC Delegates Claire Aloan and Steve Smith were in attendance and extremely active in discussions aimed at elevating our profession.  They were joined by a couple of special guests as well. Andrew Pelletier, Continue Reading →

Student Professional Development Day 2016

Students join us Friday, May 6 for a Professional Development Day at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Guest lecturers include Frank Salvatore, AARC President; Sheri Tooley, NYSSRC Delegate; Stephen G. Smith, Past Chair & Extended Member, New York State Board for Respiratory Therapy and NYSSRC, Regional Director, Long Island Region; Lisa 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 →

U.S. Congress Takes Up AARC Initiative

AARC Capitol Connection – Write to Congress Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) has introduced the AARC-backed Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, identified as HR 2619, will permit qualified respiratory therapists to provide self-management services to Medicare patients in physician’s offices. “We have listened Continue Reading →