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49 Pa. Code § 25.507. Criteria for licensure as a respiratory therapist.

§ 25.507. Criteria for licensure as a respiratory therapist.

 The Board will approve for licensure as a respiratory therapist an applicant who:

   (1)  Submits evidence satisfactory to the Board, on forms supplied by the Board, that the applicant has met one or more of the following criteria:

     (i)   Has graduated from a respiratory care program approved by the CoARC and passed the entry level credentialing examination as determined by the NBRC.

     (ii)   Holds a valid license, certificate or registration as a respiratory therapist in another state, territory or the District of Columbia which has been issued based on requirements substantially the same as those required by the Commonwealth, including the examination requirement.

   (1.1)  Has completed at least 3 hours of approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting in accordance with §  25.417(a) (relating to child abuse recognition and reporting—mandatory training requirement).

   (2)  Has paid the appropriate fee in a form acceptable to the Board.


   The provisions of this §  25.507 amended under sections 10(f) and (h), 10.1(c), 10.2(f) and 16 of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act (63 P.S. § §  271.10(f) and (h), 271.10a(c), 271.10b(f) and 271.16); and 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(2).


   The provisions of this §  25.507 amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 589; amended December 29, 2023, effective December 30, 2023, 53 Pa.B. 8218. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (370267) to (370268).

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