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Bill Detail: HB24-1253

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Title Sunset Regulation of Respiratory Therapy
Status Governor Signed (05/15/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors R. Holtorf (R)
R. English (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
House Committee Health and Human Services
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 02/12/2024

Sunset Process - House Health and Human Services
Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department
of regulatory agencies (department), as specified in the department's
sunset review of the regulation of respiratory therapy, as follows:
  • Sections 1 and 2 of the bill continue the regulation of
respiratory therapy for 11 years, until September 1, 2035;
  • The definition of respiratory therapy in current law
includes certain treatments of patients pursuant to a
prescription issued by a physician, advanced practice
registered nurse, or certified midwife. Section 3 expands
the definition to also include a prescription issued by a
physician assistant.
  • Current law exempts an unregistered polysomnographic
technologist (technologist) who practices respiratory
therapy from the state regulatory requirements for
respiratory therapists if the technologist is practicing under
the supervision of a respiratory therapist, physician, or
certain other practitioner. Section 4 narrows this exemption
to practices that do not exceed oxygen titration with pulse
oximetry and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation
  • Sections 5 and 6 repeal an obsolete provision and a
redundant provision.

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