Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Medicine
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Respiratory Therapists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 40]
Action:
CE credit for volunteer practice and academic course
 
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 82 of the 2016 General Assembly requires health regulatory boards to promulgate regulations to allow some volunteer service time to count towards meeting some of a licensee’s continuing education requirements. The Board of Medicine has adopted proposed regulations to allow respiratory therapists to count two hours of the 20 hours required for biennial renewal to be satisfied through delivery of professional services, without compensation, to low-income individuals receiving health services through a local health department or a free clinic organized in whole or primarily for the delivery of those services. One hour of continuing education may be credited for three hours of providing such volunteer services, as documented by the health department or free clinic. Upon recommendation of the Advisory Board, subsection A was also amended to allow CE credit for completion of a post-licensure academic course completed at an accredited college or university.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004948]
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7751 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/9/2017.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: william.harp@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.