(1) No person shall practice respiratory care or claim to be a respiratory care practitioner unless the person is licensed under ORS 688.800 to 688.840.
(2) Nothing in ORS 688.800 to 688.840 is intended to limit, preclude or otherwise interfere with the practices of other persons and health providers licensed by appropriate agencies of this state.
(3) Nothing in ORS 688.800 to 688.840 prohibits:
(a) The practice of respiratory care by students enrolled in a respiratory care education program approved by the American Medical Association in collaboration with the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education or their successors or equivalent organizations, as approved by the board.
(b) Self-care by a patient, or gratuitous care by a friend or family member who does not claim to be a respiratory care practitioner.
(c) Respiratory care services rendered in the course of an emergency.
(4) Persons in the military services or working in federal facilities are exempt from the provisions of ORS 688.800 to 688.840 when functioning in the course of assigned duties.
(5) Nothing in ORS 688.800 to 688.840 is intended to permit the practice of medicine by a person licensed to practice respiratory care unless the person is also licensed to practice medicine.
(6) The practice of respiratory care may be performed in any clinic, hospital, skilled nursing facility, private dwelling or other place considered appropriate or necessary by the Respiratory Therapist Licensing Board in accordance with the prescription or verbal order of a physician and shall be performed under a qualified medical director. [1997 c.792 §7]Section: Previous 688.718 688.720 688.724 688.728 688.730 688.734 688.800 688.805 688.810 688.815 688.817 688.818 688.820 688.825 688.830 Next
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