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Exemption for student/intern in polysomnographic technology
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18VAC85-140-45

Part II
Requirements for Licensure as a Polysomnographic Technologist

18VAC85-140-45. Practice as a student or trainee.

A student enrolled in an educational program in polysomnographic technology or a person engaged in a traineeship is not required to hold a license to practice polysomnographic technology, provided that such student or trainee is under the direct supervision of a licensed polysomnographic technologist or a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine.

1. Any student or trainee shall be identified to patients as a student or trainee in polysomnographic technology.

2. A student or trainee is required to have a license to practice after 18 months from the start of the educational program or traineeship or six months from the conclusion of such program or traineeship, whichever is earlier.