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02-343
Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners
2002-2003 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-343
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners

CONTACT PERSON: Geraldine L. Betts, Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035. Tel. (207) 624-8625

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2002-2003 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: The Board may consider amending definitions and the oversight requirements for temporary and trainee respiratory care practitioners. Amendments may cause adjustments to other board rules, specifically the Code of Ethics and the Standards of Professional Conduct. Outdated or duplicative rules that may exist in rules established by the Office of Licensing and Registration as authorized by 10 M.R.S.A. §8003 will be repealed.

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §9704
PURPOSE: Defines terms used throughout the Board's rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 3: License Requirements for Respiratory Care Practitioners
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§9702(6) and (7), 9704(1) and (2), 9705, 9706-A, 9707-A, and 9711
PURPOSE: This chapter sets the licensing and examination requirements for respiratory therapists and respiratory care technicians.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 6: Code of Ethics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §9704(2)
PURPOSE: These rules specify the manner in which respiratory care practitioners shall practice respiratory care.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 7: Standards of Professional Conduct
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §§9704(2) and 9713(2)(B)
PURPOSE: This chapter provides examples of inappropriate behaviors that would constitute "unprofessional conduct."
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated


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