- Sections 1 and 2 of the bill continue the regulation of respiratory therapy for 11 years, until September 1, 2035;
- The definition of respiratory therapy in current law includes certain treatments of patients pursuant to a prescription issued by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or certified midwife. Section 3 expands the definition to also include a prescription issued by a physician assistant.
- Current law exempts an unregistered polysomnographic technologist (technologist) who practices respiratory therapy from the state regulatory requirements for respiratory therapists if the technologist is practicing under the supervision of a respiratory therapist, physician, or certain other practitioner. Section 4 narrows this exemption to practices that do not exceed oxygen titration with pulse oximetry and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation titration.
- Sections 5 and 6 repeal an obsolete provision and a redundant provision.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)