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<a href="/GAC/360" title="360">Department 360</a></li> <li>&raquo; Chapter 360-13</li> </ul> </div> </div><div id="doc" class="container" xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:msxsl="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt" xmlns:nll="uuid:{D3B28627-934D-41bc-8B7A-0549A8802FE4}"> <div id="doc-content" class="content"> <h1><nllchapter>Chapter 360-13 RESPIRATORY CARE PROFESSIONALS, TECHNICIANS, AND THERAPISTS</nllchapter></h1> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.01" name="360-13-.01" title="360-13-.01">Rule 360-13-.01 Requirements for Board Certification</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The requirements for Board Certification are as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applicants must provide an affidavit and a secure and verifiable document in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-36-1(f). An affidavit that the applicant is a United States citizen, a legal permanent resident of the United States, or that he/she is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act. If the applicant is not a U.S. citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the DHS-USCIS SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for the purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-citizens. If the applicant is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal immigration agency;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> must be at least 18 years of age;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> must have submitted a completed application and the fees as required by the Board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> must submit evidence of receiving a passing score on the entry level examination given by the National Board of Respiratory Care;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> must have three months of experience working under the supervision of a licensed physician; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> must provide an original letter of recommendation, signed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in Georgia, who serves as a local medical director or advisor under whom the applicant will practice; reference forms shall be valid for six-months from the date of signature. If the application is not approved during the six-month period, the Board may require a new and more current reference. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to qualify as a medical director or advisor under whom the applicant will practice, such person must meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(f)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall hold a current Georgia medical license;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(f)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> must have experience in and knowledge of respiratory care;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(f)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> designee must be readily available to the applicants in his/her workplace; </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.01(1)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> is not otherwise ineligible for certification under Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-149&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-149</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.02" name="360-13-.02" title="360-13-.02">Rule 360-13-.02 Applications</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application form shall be completed according to the instructions provided in the application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications must be complete, including all required documentation, signatures and seals. Application files are not considered completed until all information, including fees, have been received by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants shall inform the Board in writing within 10 days of a change of address while an application is pending.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Application fees are nonrefundable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No application will be considered by the Board until the application is complete.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Incomplete applications that have been on file with the Board for more than one year shall be deemed invalid. No further action will take place on applications that have been incomplete for more than a year until a new application is received in accordance with the provisions of this chapter with the appropriate application fee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.02(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any applicant who has not received from the Board a valid temporary permit or valid certificate to practice respiratory care shall not engage in the practice of respiratory care or represent himself or herself as a certified respiratory care professional until such time as the Board has approved his or her application for a temporary permit or certification.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.03" name="360-13-.03" title="360-13-.03">Rule 360-13-.03 Temporary Permits</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant who is eligible provided below may submit an application for a temporary permit. A temporary permit may be granted to applicants for a period of twelve months to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> an applicant for certification under O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-148&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-148</a> who provides the Board with written evidence, verified by oath, that the applicant was certified, licensed or practicing respiratory care in another state<I>, </I>or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> an applicant who is a graduate of a respiratory therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs, or the equivalent thereof as accepted by the Board, pending the completion of all other requirements for certification under the Respiratory Care Practices Act.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any individual applying for a temporary permit must submit a notarized statement of reference either from a physician in the state where the applicant has been practicing or from the medical director of the academic program from which the applicant has graduated, attesting to the fact that the applicant is qualified to practice respiratory care, or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> must submit a notarized statement of reference from the medical director of the academic program from which the applicant has graduated, or is about to graduate, attesting to the fact that the applicant is qualified to practice respiratory care.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applications may be submitted 60 days prior to the applicant's graduation date.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All persons issued a temporary permit under this chapter shall have until the expiration date of such temporary permit to become fully certified under this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Temporary permits issued pursuant to this paragraph may not be renewed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.03(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The holder of a temporary permit shall cease practicing respiratory care upon expiration of the temporary permit, unless such person has been fully certified by the Board to practice respiratory care.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.03(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To upgrade a temporary permit to a permanent license, please see Rule <a title="360-13-.01" href="360-13-.01">360-13-.01</a> "Requirements for Board Certification."</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.04" name="360-13-.04" title="360-13-.04">Rule 360-13-.04 Reciprocity</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any person who has been granted certification, registration, licensure or other to practice respiratory care in another state whose requirements for such to practice are substantially equal to or exceed the requirements for certification in this state may petition the Board for reciprocity in this State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification by oath of certification, registration, licensure or other to practice respiratory care must be submitted directly to the Board from the appropriate state attesting to the fact that the applicant seeking certification by reciprocity is currently certified, licensed or otherwise authorized to practice respiratory care in that state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any applicant for certification by reciprocity must submit a notarized statement of reference from a physician, currently licensed in the state where the applicant has been practicing attesting to the fact that the applicant is qualified to practice respiratory care.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reciprocity applicants who have not been practicing respiratory care in another state for a period of 12 months or more shall be required to establish to the Board's satisfaction that the applicant maintained current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of respiratory care.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.05" name="360-13-.05" title="360-13-.05">Rule 360-13-.05 Change of Name or Address</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A certificate holder shall notify the Board in writing within 30 days after the certificate holder's name is legally changed. At the time of notification, the certificate holder shall submit a certified copy of the official document evidencing the name change. If the name change occurred during naturalization, the application must also include the naturalization number, the name and address of the court, the date of naturalization, and the name change. After receipt of the required notification and documentation, the Board will issue a duplicate certificate in the new name.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A certificate holder shall notify the Board in writing within 30 days after a change in the certificate holder's address of record. Failure to so notify the Board of an address change may be deemed to be noncompliance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-146&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-146</a> and may be grounds for disciplinary action pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-149&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-149</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.05(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A certificate holder who utilizes a post office box as the address of record shall also provide a street address where the Board may contact the certificate holder.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.06" name="360-13-.06" title="360-13-.06">Rule 360-13-.06 Duplicate Certificates</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Duplicate certificates may be issued upon approval by the Board if the original certificate is lost, stolen, or destroyed, or if the certificate holder has had a legal change of name.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To request a duplicate certificate, the certificate holder must submit a notarized application stating the reason the duplicate certificate is requested. If the application is based on a name change, the certificate holder must provide the documentation required by Rule <a title="360-13-.05" href="360-13-.05">360-13-.05</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications must include the duplicate certificate fee. The duplicate certificate fee shall be designated in the fee schedule.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.07" name="360-13-.07" title="360-13-.07">Rule 360-13-.07 Renewal and Recertification</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificates will expire on the last day of the month in which the applicant's birthday falls.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Approximately 60 days prior to the expiration date, the Board may, as a courtesy, email a notice for renewal of certificate to the certificate holder's last email address on file in the Board's records.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to receive such notification shall not relieve the certificate holder of the obligation to renew the certificate and pay the required fee prior to the expiration date of the certificate. Deposit of the renewal fee by the Board does not indicate acceptance of the renewal application or that any licensing requirements have been fulfilled.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To be eligible for renewal and recertification, a certificate holder must answer questions on their biennial renewal form, which establish satisfaction of Board approved continuing education requirements. The Board shall not renew the certificates of applicants who failed to comply with Board approved continuing education requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To be eligible for renewal and recertification, a certificate holder must also furnish satisfactory evidence that he or she continues to work under the supervision of a physician who meets the requirements of Rule <a title="360-13-.01(d)" href="360-13-.01#360-13-.01(d)">360-13-.01(d)</a>. This evidence must be furnished on a form prescribed by the Board. The Board shall not renew the certificates of applicants who are not working under the supervision of a physician who meets the requirements of Rule <a title="360-13-.01(d)" href="360-13-.01#360-13-.01(d)">360-13-.01(d)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.07(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to renew a certificate by the designated expiration date shall result in a penalty for late renewal as required by the Board. Certificates that are not renewed within 3months of expiration shall be revoked for failure to renew and may be reinstated only as provided in Rule <a title="360-13-.09" href="360-13-.09">360-13-.09</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.07(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A certificate holder with an expired certificate shall not engage in the practice of respiratory care or to represent himself or herself as a certified respiratory care professional until such time as the Board has approved his or her application for renewal or reinstatement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.07(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (6) of this rule, any service member as defined in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=15-12-1&amp;title=15#" target="_newtab">15-12-1</a> whose license to practice medicine expired while on active duty outside the state shall be permitted to practice in accordance with the expired license and shall not be charged with a violation relating to such practice on an expired license for a period of six (6) months from the date of his or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within the state. Such service member shall be entitled to renew such expired license without penalty within six (6) months after the date of his or her discharge from active duty or reassignment to a location within this state. The service member must present to the Board a copy of the official military orders or a written verification signed by the service member's commanding officer to waive any charges.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.07(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All renewal applicants must provide an affidavit and a secure and verifiable document in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-36-1(f). If the applicant has previously provided a secure and verifiable document and affidavit of United States citizenship, no additional documentation of citizenship is required for renewal. If the applicant for renewal is not a United States citizen, he/she must submit documentation that will determine his/her qualified alien status. The Board participates in the DHS-USCIS SAVE (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements or "SAVE") program for purpose of verifying citizenship and immigration status information of non-U.S. citizens. If the applicant for renewal is a qualified alien or non-immigrant under the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, he/she must provide the alien number issued by the Department of Homeland Security or other federal agency.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.08" name="360-13-.08" title="360-13-.08">Rule 360-13-.08 Inactive Status</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A person who wishes to maintain his or her certificate as a Respiratory Care Professional, but who does not intend to practice respiratory care may apply to the Board for inactive status by submitting an application and the fee. An individual with an inactive certificate may not practice respiratory care in this State.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to reinstate a certificate to practice respiratory care, an applicant must complete an application and pay a reinstatement fee. The applicant must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he or she has maintained current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of respiratory care and that he or she is mentally and physically able to practice respiratory care with reasonable skill and safety.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reinstatement of the certificate is within the discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.09" name="360-13-.09" title="360-13-.09">Rule 360-13-.09 Reinstatement</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A minimum of two (2) years shall pass from the date of any revocation of a certificate before the Board will consider an application for reinstatement. This requirement shall only apply to those instances in which the certificate in question was revoked for reasons other than failure to renew. For purposes of this rule, a voluntary surrender shall be considered a revocation for reasons other than failure to renew.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for reinstatement who have not practiced within two (2) years prior to making application with the board must obtain the following continuing education hours to be eligible for reinstatement: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.09(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Thirty hours (or 3 CEUs) of approved continuing education credits are needed in which 15 hours or 1.5 CEUs must come from critical care. Critical care topics are generally considered to be topics that include in the title such words or abbreviations as ICU, NICU, PICU, ventilator, modes of ventilation, ventilator weaning, VAP, PEEP, BiPAP(®), CPAP, ARDS, NAVA, Capnography, ALI, mechanically ventilated patients, Mass casualty care, HFOV, or HFV.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to reinstate a certificate to practice respiratory care, an applicant must complete an application, pay a reinstatement fee as shall be designated in the fee schedule, provide satisfactory evidence that the certificate holder will work under the supervision of a physician who meets the requirements of Rule <a title="360-13-.01(d)" href="360-13-.01#360-13-.01(d)">360-13-.01(d)</a> and provide verification of completion of continuing education requirements as provided in Rule <a title="360-13-.10" href="360-13-.10">360-13-.10</a> for each biennial period that the applicant was not certified. However, the maximum number of contact hours required may not exceed 60. The applicant must be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he or she has maintained current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of respiratory care with reasonable skill and safety.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reinstatement of the certificate is within the discretion of the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.09(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may require the passage of an examination. The Board, in its discretion, may impose any remedial requirements deemed necessary.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.09(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board may deny reinstatement for failure to demonstrate current knowledge, skill and proficiency in the practice of respiratory care or for being mentally or physically unable to practice respiratory care with reasonable skill and safety or for any ground set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-149&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-149</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.09(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The denial of reinstatement is not a contested case, but the applicant shall be entitled to an appearance before the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.10" name="360-13-.10" title="360-13-.10">Rule 360-13-.10 Continuing Education Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant for renewal of a certificate to practice Respiratory Care who has been initially licensed by the Board by examination for less than two years shall not be required to complete the continuing education hours in order to renew the certificate for the first time. However, for the next renewal must obtain 30 hours of continuing education.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Except as provided in paragraph (1), to be eligible to renew a certificate, each certificate holder must complete 30 contact hours, or 3 continuing education units, of approved continuing education during the two years preceding certification renewal. One continuing education unit shall be equal to 10 contact hours of instruction. Certificate holders shall not receive contact hours or continuing education units for teaching continuing education courses. Each certificate must be renewed biennially by the last day of the month in which the applicant's birthday falls and the certificate holder must establish satisfaction of at least thirty (30) contact hours of Board-approved continuing education requirements to be eligible for renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each certificate holder shall be required to answer questions on their renewal application form that establish compliance with Board approved continuing education requirements. Certificate holders will not be required to send documentation of compliance with continuing education requirements for renewal, unless requested by the Board pursuant to Rule <a title="360-13-.10(4)" href="360-13-.10#360-13-.10(4)">360-13-.10(4)</a>. False statements regarding satisfaction of continuing education on the renewal form or any other document connected with the practice of respiratory care may subject the certificate holder to disciplinary action by the Board.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each certificate holder who must meet the requirements of this chapter must maintain record of attendance and supporting documents for Board approved continuing education for a period of 5 years from the date of attendance. At a minimum, the following information must be kept: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> name of provider;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> name of program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> hours of continuing education units completed; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> date of completion.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board will audit a fixed percentage of randomly selected renewal applications to monitor compliance with the continuing education requirements. Any certificate holder so audited shall be required to furnish documentation of compliance including name of provider, name of program, hours/continuing education units completed and date of completion. Any certificate holder so audited that has been found to be out of compliance with the Board's continuing education requirements may be subject to disciplinary action.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the certificate holder has not complied with the continuing education requirement by the expiration of the certificate, his/her certificate shall not be renewed and the certificate holder shall not engage in the practice of respiratory care. A certificate holder may late renew during the three months following the expiration date of his or her certificate by presenting satisfactory evidence to the Board of completion of the contact hours or continuing education units of Board approved continuing education required by paragraph (2) of this Rule and the late renewal fee. Certificates not renewed within 3 months following the expiration date of the certificate shall be revoked for failure to renew. In order to obtain a valid certificate after revocation for failure to renew, an applicant must apply for reinstatement in accordance with Rule <a title="360-13-.09" href="360-13-.09">360-13-.09</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Continuing education hours that are used to satisfy a deficiency may not be used for purposes of renewal of the certificate holder's certificate for the next biennium.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any certificate holder seeking renewal of a certificate without having fully complied with the Board's continuing education requirements who wishes to seek a waiver or variance of this rule shall file with the Board. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a renewal application and fee and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> a statement that complies with the provisions of O.C.G.A. § 50-13-9.1 setting forth the specific facts of substantial hardship which would justify a variance or waiver, including the alternative standards which the person seeking a waiver or variance agrees to meet and a showing that such alternative standards will afford adequate protection for the public health, safety and welfare; and the reason why the variance would serve the purpose of the underlying statute.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following courses are approved by the Board as meeting the continuing education requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Courses approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care or its successor organization.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Courses approved by the Georgia Society for Respiratory Care or its successor organization.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Courses approved by the American Thoracic Society.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Courses approved by the American College of Chest Physicians.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective July 1, 2006, courses approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective July 1, 2006, the following programs of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics; however, these programs shall constitute no more than 25% of the total acceptable continuing education units required. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Basic Life Support</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Basic Life Support Recertification</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advanced Cardiac Life Support</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Basic Life Support Instructor</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Basic Life Support Instructor Trainer</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Basic Life Support Instructor Trainer Recertification</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Update (Certification)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Basic Trauma Life Support</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)11.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Basic Trauma Life Support Recertification</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)12.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pediatric Basic Life Support</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)13.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pediatric Advanced Life Support</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)14.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pediatric Advanced Life Support Recertification</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)15.">15.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Neonatal Resuscitation Program</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(f)16.">16.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Neonatal Recertification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective July 1, 2006, courses approved by the American Society for Anesthesia</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> National Board for Respiratory Care Self-Assessment Exams</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> National Board for Respiratory Care Credential Exams</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> American Medical Association Category I programs</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective July 1, 2006, courses approved by the College of American Pathologists provided the courses are related to pulmonary pathology or acid base balance and constitute no more than 25% of the acceptable continuing education units required.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.10(9)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective July 1, 2006, Respiratory specific courses approved by the Georgia Nursing Association; however, courses approved by the Georgia Nursing Association shall constitute no more than 25% of the total acceptable continuing education units required.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.11" name="360-13-.11" title="360-13-.11">Rule 360-13-.11 Unlicensed Practice</a></h2> <P>Any person practicing respiratory care, or representing himself or herself as a certified respiratory care professional, who does not possess a valid certificate or temporary permit from the Board, and who is not exempt under O.C.G.A. 43-34-151(b), shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to other injunctive relief by the Board pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§ <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-1-20.1&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-1-20.1</a> and <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-39&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-39</a>.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.12" name="360-13-.12" title="360-13-.12">Rule 360-13-.12 Practice of Respiratory Care Without Certification Prohibited; Exceptions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unless certified pursuant to O.C.G.A. Title 43, Chapter 34, Article 6, no person shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Practice respiratory care; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Represent himself or herself to be a respiratory care professional who is certified pursuant to O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-151&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-151</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The prohibition in subsection (1) does not apply to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The delivery of respiratory care by health care personnel who have been formally trained in these modalities and who are duly licensed to provide that care under any other provision of Title 43;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The practice of respiratory care which is an integral part of the program of study by students enrolled in a respiratory care education program recognized by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC) and the American Medical Association Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) or the equivalent thereof as accepted by the Board. Students enrolled in respiratory therapy education programs shall be identified as "Student-RCP" and shall only provide respiratory care under direct clinical supervision;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Self-care by a patient or gratuitous care by a friend or family member who does not represent or hold himself or herself out to be a respiratory care professional;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Respiratory care services rendered in the course of an emergency disaster;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Persons in the military services or working in Federal facilities when functioning in the course of their assigned duties;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The performance of respiratory care diagnostic testing by individuals who are certified or registered as pulmonary function technologists by the National Board for Respiratory Care, or equivalent certifying agency, as recognized by the Board;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The delivery, assembly, setup, testing, and demonstration of oxygen and aerosol equipment upon the order of a physician licensed under Art. 2 of Chapter 34, Title 43. Provided, however, that no person providing such services shall be authorized to assess patients, develop care plans, instruct patients in taking treatment, or discuss the hazards, administration, or side effects of medications with patients.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Persons who perform limited respiratory care procedures under the supervision of a certified respiratory care professional in a hospital or nursing home when the Board has defined the competencies required to perform such limited respiratory care procedures. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(h)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Board has defined the following class of persons as having the competencies required to perform such limited respiratory care procedures:</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Students of an accredited Respiratory Care Program who perform limited respiratory care procedures under the supervision of a certified respiratory care professional in a hospital or nursing home, if the student's competency has been validated through an accredited education program and by the hospital or nursing home for whom he or she is employed. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon completion of the educational program, the student must then apply for a temporary permit as specified in Chapter 34. In addition, pending the granting or denial of a certificate or permit, graduates of an accredited respiratory care program who have applied for certification or a permit shall only perform limited respiratory care procedures where their competency has been validated in writing to the Board through the accredited program and by the hospital or nursing home for whom they are employed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.12(2)(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any student who performs limited respiratory care procedures without complying with the requirements listed in the above paragraphs of Rule <a title="360-13-.12(2)(b)" href="360-13-.12#360-13-.12(2)(b)">360-13-.12(2)(b)</a> is engaging in the practice of respiratory care without certification, which is prohibited by O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-34-151&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-34-151</a>. Any certified respiratory care professional who supervises a student prior to compliance with the above listed paragraphs of Rule <a title="360-13-.12(b)" href="360-13-.12#360-13-.12(b)">360-13-.12(b)</a> is aiding and assisting an uncertified person engage in the practice of respiratory care and may be subject to disciplinary action.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.13" name="360-13-.13" title="360-13-.13">Rule 360-13-.13 Composition and Responsibilities of the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Respiratory Care Advisory Committee shall be comprised as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At least four (4) individuals who are certified in this State to engage in the practice of respiratory care and such other individuals as the Board, in its discretion, may determine. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All appointees to the Advisory Committee shall have on file with the Executive Director of the Board, or his/her designee, a resume and three letters of recommendation, (one of which may be from a physician familiar with the appointee's practice of respiratory care).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to preserve continuity on the Advisory Committee, two (2) appointees shall serve a four-year term and two (2) appointees shall serve a two-year term which will be considered a partial term. At the time of the appointment, each appointee will be notified in writing by the Executive Director of the Board as to the beginning and ending dates of their respective appointment terms. Each may reapply to the full Board to serve an additional term, but may not serve more than two (2) consecutive two-year terms.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event an Advisory Committee member is replaced during a term, the replacement member will serve the remaining time of that term as a partial term. An Advisory Committee member who serves a partial term will, after the completion of the partial term, be eligible to serve two (2) consecutive two-year terms.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(1)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Appointees shall serve without compensation from the State of Georgia for their time and expenses.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> One individual who is a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of Georgia who: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(1)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Specializes or is board certified in pulmonary medicine;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(1)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Shall serve a two (2) year term and may be reappointed for an additional two year term by a majority vote of the Board, but may not serve more than two (2) consecutive terms.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Advisory Committee shall advise the Board on matters pertaining to the appointment of the Advisory Committee members and on all matters within the purview of the Respiratory Care Practices Act. The Board, in consultation with the Advisory Committee, shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Determine the qualifications and fitness of applicants for certification, renewal of the certificate, and reciprocal certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adopt and revise rules consistent with the laws of the State of Georgia that are necessary to conduct its duties and administer the Act;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Examine, approve, issue, deny revoke, suspend and renew the license of applicants and certificate holders and conduct hearings in connection with all duties to be performed pursuant to the Act.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advisory Committee members, who are not members of the Board, must be available to meet on as an needed basis and may not miss more than three (3) consecutive meetings of the Advisory Committee, or four (4) meetings in a calendar year, without an excused absence from either the Executive Director of the Board or the Board President. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Advisory committee may recommend to the Board the removal of a member for violation of the attendance rule. Such a recommendation shall be by majority vote of the Advisory Committee.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon receipt of a recommendation for removal, the Board may remove a member of the Advisory Committee by a majority vote.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.13(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advisory Committee vacancies may be filled by the Board upon recommendation from the Advisory Committee. All applicants must meet any deadline set by the Board and shall have on file with the Executive Director of the Board, or with his/her designee, a resume and three (3) letters of recommendation, (one of which may be from a physician familiar with the applicant's practice of respiratory care.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.14" name="360-13-.14" title="360-13-.14">Rule 360-13-.14 Notice of Inability to Practice with Reasonable Skill and Safety</a></h2> <P>Any certificate or temporary permit holder shall notify the Board within 30 days of becoming unable to practice respiratory care with reasonable skill and safety by reason of illness or the use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, chemicals or any other type of material.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.15" name="360-13-.15" title="360-13-.15">Rule 360-13-.15 Changes in Medical Directors</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to maintain certification, a respiratory care professional must continue to work under the supervision or direction of a person holding a Georgia medical license who has experience in and knowledge of respiratory care and who is readily available to the certificate holder in his/her workplace to provide personal supervision.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Immediately upon termination of the medical director/respiratory care professional relationship, the Respiratory Care professional is required to give notice and the date of termination to the Board by certified mail. Failure to notify the Board immediately may result in disciplinary action against the respiratory care professional. The respiratory care professional shall not engage in the practice of respiratory care unless he/she is working under the supervision or direction of person holding a Georgia medical license who meets the requirements of paragraph (1).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.15(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The respiratory care professional shall immediately notify the Board by certified mail, on a form approved by the Board of a change in the medical directors.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="360-13-.15(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to comply with the requirements of this rule may result in disciplinary action against the respiratory care professional's certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/360-13-.16" name="360-13-.16" title="360-13-.16">Rule 360-13-.16 Consumer Information and Awareness Act. Standards for Respiratory Care Professional</a></h2> <P>All respiratory care professionals certified to practice in the State of Georgia shall comply with the Consumer Information and Awareness Act, O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-1-33&amp;title=43#" target="_newtab">43-1-33</a>, in all advertisements and interactions with patients. For purposes of this rule and the Consumer Information and Awareness Act, the approved identifier shall be "Respiratory Care Professional" or "RCP."</P> </div> </div> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.01" name="360-13-.01" title="360-13-.01">Rule 360-13-.01 Requirements for Board Certification</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.02" name="360-13-.02" title="360-13-.02">Rule 360-13-.02 Applications</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.03" name="360-13-.03" title="360-13-.03">Rule 360-13-.03 Temporary Permits</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.04" name="360-13-.04" title="360-13-.04">Rule 360-13-.04 Reciprocity</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.05" name="360-13-.05" title="360-13-.05">Rule 360-13-.05 Change of Name or Address</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.06" name="360-13-.06" title="360-13-.06">Rule 360-13-.06 Duplicate Certificates</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.07" name="360-13-.07" title="360-13-.07">Rule 360-13-.07 Renewal and Recertification</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.08" name="360-13-.08" title="360-13-.08">Rule 360-13-.08 Inactive Status</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.09" name="360-13-.09" title="360-13-.09">Rule 360-13-.09 Reinstatement</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.10" name="360-13-.10" title="360-13-.10">Rule 360-13-.10 Continuing Education Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.11" name="360-13-.11" title="360-13-.11">Rule 360-13-.11 Unlicensed Practice</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.12" name="360-13-.12" title="360-13-.12">Rule 360-13-.12 Practice of Respiratory Care Without Certification Prohibited; Exceptions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.13" name="360-13-.13" title="360-13-.13">Rule 360-13-.13 Composition and Responsibilities of the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.14" name="360-13-.14" title="360-13-.14">Rule 360-13-.14 Notice of Inability to Practice with Reasonable Skill and Safety</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.15" name="360-13-.15" title="360-13-.15">Rule 360-13-.15 Changes in Medical Directors</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/360-13-.16" name="360-13-.16" title="360-13-.16">Rule 360-13-.16 Consumer Information and Awareness Act. 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