A respiratory therapist works under the direction of a licensed physician or nurse practitioner in providing cardiopulmonary evaluation, respiratory therapy treatment techniques and education of the patient, family and the public.
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 2010, there were 321 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 327 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
11030 Ables Lane
Dallas, Texas 75229
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 10/15/12.
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