§ 23-39-7. Licensing by training and examination.
(a) Any person desiring to become licensed as a respiratory care practitioner shall make application to the board on a written form in the manner that the board prescribes, pay all required application fees, and certify and furnish evidence to the board that the applicant:
(1) Has successfully completed a training program as defined in this chapter;
(2) Has passed the examination approved by the board, as specified by rules and regulations of the department, for respiratory care practitioners administered by a nationally recognized organization for respiratory care; and
(3) Is of good moral character.
(b) Respiratory care providers who are licensed or otherwise regulated to practice under laws of another state or territory or the District of Columbia may, upon receiving an authorization from the division, perform as a respiratory care practitioner under the supervision of a qualified and licensed respiratory care practitioner. If the applicant fails to receive licensure when the board reviews the application, all mentioned privileges shall automatically cease.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 428, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 172, § 1.)