Notice of Declaratory Statement

Board of Respiratory Care
64B32-5.001: Disciplinary Guidelines
64B32-5.003: Unprofessional Conduct; Acceptable Standards Definition
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that May 6, 2011, the Board of Respiratory Care has received the petition for declaratory statement from Sheryle Barrett, B. A., on behalf of Florida Society for Respiratory Care. The petition seeks the agency's opinion as to the applicability of Rules 64B32-5.001 and 64B32-5.003, Florida Administrative Code as it applies to the petitioner.
The petition seeks the Board’s interpretation of Chapter 468, Part V, Florida Statutes, Rules 64B32-5.001 and 64B32-5.003, Florida Administrative Code, and whether a licensed Certified Respiratory Therapist and Licensed Respiratory Therapist certified on or after July 1, 2002 by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. (NBRC) is required to maintain credentials issued by the NBRC as part of the continuing competency program; whether a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) may use another designation (e.g. Respiratory Care Practitioner Therapist (RCP) even though there is no designation on their license indicating the other designation; and who is responsible for verification of compliance with the requirements of the NBRC Continuing Competency Program.
A copy of the Petition for Declaratory Statement may be obtained by contacting: Allen Hall, Executive Director, Board of Respiratory Care, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C05, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3255.