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49 Pa. Code § 25.509b. Approved educational programs.

§ 25.509b. Approved educational programs.

 (a)  The Board approves respiratory care continuing education programs designated for professional development credits by the AARC, the AMA, the AOA and the CSRT.

   (1)  Qualifying AMA continuing education programs must be in AMA PRA Category I credits, as defined in §  25.1 (relating to definitions).

   (2)  Qualifying AOA continuing education programs must be in Category I-A or I-B credits, as defined in §  25.1.

 (b)  Advanced course work in respiratory care successfully completed at a degree-granting institution of higher education approved by the United States Department of Education which offers academic credits are also approved for continuing education credit by the Board. Advanced course work is course work beyond the academic requirements necessary for licensure as a respiratory therapist.

 (c)  The Board will not accept courses of study which do not relate to the actual provision of respiratory care. Examples of unacceptable courses are those in office management or practice building.


   The provisions of this §  25.509b issued under section 10.2(f) of the Osteopathic Medical Practice Act (63 P. S. §  271.10(f); 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).


   The provisions of this §  25.509b adopted November 24, 2006, effective November 25, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7137; amended January 31, 2014, effective February 1, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 589. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (324182) to (324183).

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