At the direction of a licensed physician, a respiratory therapist evaluates and treats cardiopulmonary (lungs and heart) health. This includes teaching patients and their families about treatment and maintenance of pulmonary health problems, including the use of respiratory therapy equipment and medications.
Respiratory therapy technicians perform these services under the supervision of a licensed respiratory therapist or a licensed physician.
An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a registered respiratory therapist in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's Office of the Professions website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/rt/.
The fee for licensure for respiratory therapist is $294.
The fee for a limited permit for a respiratory therapist is $70.
In 2012, there were 322 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2013, there were 365 licenses issued for this occupation.
New York State Education Department
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Respiratory Therapy Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Ext. 270
Fax: (518) 474-3706
29-1126 - Respiratory Therapists
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).
American Association for Respiratory Care
9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100
Irving, TX 75063-4706
Phone: (972) 243-2272
Fax: (972) 484-2720
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 12/01/14.
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