§ 23-39-9. Other licensing provisions.
(a)(1) Graduate Practice. Every graduate of a board approved respiratory care school who has filed a respiratory care practitioner application may, upon receiving a receipt from the division of professional regulation, perform as a respiratory care practitioner under the supervision of a respiratory care practitioner licensed in this state.
(2) During this period the applicant shall identify himself or herself only as a "graduate respiratory care practitioner."
(3) If the applicant shall fail to take the examination within ninety (90) days from effective date of graduate status, without due cause or fail to pass the examination and receive a license, all privileges described in subsection (a)(1) shall automatically cease.
(b) Unless licensed as a respiratory care practitioner under the respiratory care act, no person shall use any title or abbreviation to indicate that the person is a licensed respiratory care practitioner.
(c) Verification of a valid license issued pursuant to this chapter shall be available at the respiratory care practitioner's place of employment.
(d) Licenses, including initial licenses, shall be issued for a period of two (2) years.
(e) License renewal dates will be set by the division.
(f) Applicants and biennial licensure shall meet the continuing education requirements as prescribed by the director of health.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 428, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 45; P.L. 2000, ch. 172, § 1.)