Oregon Statutes - Chapter 688 - Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists; Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists; Hemodialysis Technicians; Athletic Trainers; Respiratory Therapists - Section 688.830 - Duties of Oregon Health Licensing Agency and of board; rules.

(1) The Oregon Health Licensing Agency shall:

(a) Determine the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licensure, renewal of license and reciprocal licenses under ORS 688.800 to 688.840.

(b) Adopt rules that are necessary to conduct its business related to, carry out its duties under and administer ORS 688.800 to 688.840.

(c) Examine, approve, issue, deny, revoke, suspend and renew licenses to practice respiratory care under ORS 688.800 to 688.840.

(d) Maintain a public record of persons licensed by the agency to practice respiratory care.

(2) The Respiratory Therapist Licensing Board shall:

(a) Establish standards of practice and professional responsibility for persons licensed by the agency.

(b) Select a licensing examination that meets the standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies or an equivalent that is nationally recognized in testing respiratory care competencies.

(c) Establish continuing education requirements for renewal of a license.

(d) Provide for waivers of examinations, grandfathering requirements and temporary licenses as considered appropriate. [1997 c.792 §5; 2001 c.40 §2; 2003 c.547 §36; 2005 c.648 §45; 2007 c.71 §224]

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