DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Respiratory care practitioners. Requires a respiratory care practitioner to be licensed. (Current law requires certification.) Allows certain courses to be accepted toward the respiratory care practitioner continuing education requirements. Establishes requirements for student permits. Allows an individual who is not a licensed, registered, or certified health care professional to perform respiratory care procedures after passage of an examination. Allows an individual who is not a licensed or certified health care professional to deliver, set up, calibrate, and demonstrate the operation of respiratory care equipment if certain conditions are met.