(Renew On-line - with late fee)
2016 Renewal Packets were mailed to RCP Licensees, Limited Permit Holders, HMEL & HMER Licensees on March 15, 2016, Here is the link to the eLicense online portal: LOGIN. Individuals (RCP) and entities (HMEL & HMER) still needing to renew may still do so online through midnight - July 8th, but will incur the statutory late fee!
- Respiratory Care Professional Licencees (RCP.) will find their online Password & UserID at the bottom of the blue form in their renewal packets. All RCP Licenses issued before January 1, 2016 need to be renewed for the upcoming new two-year license period (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018). New RCP Licenses issued on or after January 1, 2016 are effective until June 30, 2018.
- HMEL & HMER - Home Medical Equipment providers will find their online Password & UserID at the top right of the renewal notice form. Unless the initial application was filed on or after January 1, 2016, all providers with either a HMEL or HMER must renew on or before the expiration date of June 30, 2016.
- Limited Permit Holders (L1. & L2.) must renew using the paper forms mailed by the Board - renewal for those holding limited permits issued prior to January 1, 2016 cannot occur online. Holders of new Limited Permits issued on or after January 1, 2016 are effective, unless otherwise noted, until June 30, 2017.
Please call the Board (614-752-9218) if you need your
online USER ID and PASSWORD!
|The State of Respiratory Therapy Education in Ohio: 2012-2014|
The Ohio Respiratory Care Board recently commissioned a report on the state of Respiratory Therapy education in Ohio. This is the latest in a series of educational reports conducted by the Board's Education Committee with consultation provided by F. Herbert Douce, MS, RCP, RRT-NPS, RPFT. The information contained in this report is based upon annual reports submitted by Ohio's Respiratory Care educational programs to the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). This report provides a baseline of data for the three-year period, 2012-2014, prior to the implementation of the January 1, 2015 requirement that most new Respiratory Care Professionals (RCP) obtain the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential for licensure.
Click HERE for the report. Click HERE for a slide presentation on the report.
|2015 Annual Report|
FY 2015 Annual Report available.
Click HERE to obtain copy.
|Ohio's Human Trafficking Campaign|
Please click on the billboard below to visit the Ohio Human Trafficking Taskforces’s website
|Criminal Background Check Alert!|
The Ohio Revised Code requires those applying for a license or certificate issued by the Ohio Respiratory Care (Board) for the practice of respiratory care to submit fingerprints for an FBI (federal) and BCI (civilian) criminal records check completed by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I).read more ...
|Rule 4761:1-3-02 amended effective June 4, 2014 - TENS Devices re-defined|
Specific amendments to Rule 4761:1-3-02 will go into effect on June 4, 2014. Among the amendments, the definition of Transcutaneous Electronic Stimulators (TENS) devices has been changed. The new definition excludes TENS devices labeled by the food and drug administration (FDA) for over-the-counter use and are identified with the FDA product code "NUH.OTC.TENS."
This change does not remove TENS devices from the list of defined home medical equipment, but refines the definition of TENS devices. A copy of the rules effective on June 4, 2014, click - HERE.
|Tips on Verifying a license in lieu of I.D. Card issuance and Continuing Education Compliance|
The Board no longer issues wallet sized I.D. cards. Instead, employers and licensees are directed to perform an online license verification using the Board's "License Verification" function located on this page. The "License Verification" feature is a primary source system for licensure verification.read more ...
|H.B. 165 - Certified Hyperbaric Technologists exemption|
On June 5, 2014, Governor Kasich signed H.B. 165 into law. The new law will become effective 90 days after the Governor's signature date. H.B. 165 amends Chapter 4761 of the Ohio Revised Code by exempting Certified Hyperbaric Technologists from the provision of Chapter 4761 of the Ohio Revised Code for the purpose of administering hyperbaric oxygen therapy under the direct supervision of a physician, a physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse.
The new Act requires Certified Hyperbaric Technologist to file copies of their certification with the Ohio Respiratory Care Board. The Board is required to adopt rules stating the procedure for accepting and storing certifications filed by Certified Hyperbaric Technologists.
|HME - Transfer of Authorization to new facility, cessation of business, or new ownership|
OAC 4761:1-15-03 requires:
1. HME Licenses or Certificates of Registration are valid only for the facility location listed in the original application. If a facility moves to a new address, the HME License or Certification of Registration is no longer valid. An HME facility that does not obtain a new License or Certificate of Registration is not in compliance with Ohio laws and rules regulating the provision of HME services.
2. If an HME facility ceases to be engaged in HME services, the facility must provide written notification to the Board. Upon receipt, the Board will cancel the applicable HME license or certificate of registration.
3. If an HME facility changes ownership, the new owner shall immediately notify the Board in writing of the ownership. For licensed HME facilities, the new owner is responsible for scheduling an inspection within sixty days of the change in ownership. Specifics are addressed in rule.
4. An HME facility that changes its name shall request an updated license or certificate of registration identification card.
To see a full copy of the rule, click HERE.read more ...
|Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs recognized as RCCE Provider|
The Ohio Respiratory Care Board recently approved the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) as an approved source of continuing education for persons taking the Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS) program. Ohio rule 4761-9-05 of the Administrative Code recognizes specific approved sources of continuing education for meeting Ohio's continuing education requirements for license renewal. This rule allows the Board to consider other non-listed sources as meeting the Board's requirements as an approved source of continuing education. The CTTTP is now recognized as an addition source of RCCE for license renewal.
|Waiver of licensing requirements, informally called "Ohio's RRT Examination Recognition" rule|
Ohio's new rule, "Waiver of Licensing Requirements Pursuant to Division (B) of Section 4761.04 of the Revised Code" or informally referred to as, "Ohio's Examination Recognition rule," went into effect on April 24, 2013. This new rule revises the Board's license approval methodology by waiving specific statutory requirements for initial licensure. The Board's authority to waive specific requirements is found under ORC 4761.04 (B). Under this authority, the Board may waive all or part of the license eligibility requirements found in ORC 4761.04 (A).
Aspects of the rule went into effect on April 24, 2013. Other aspects of the rule, most notably the recognition of the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) examination (written and clinical simulation portions) for initial licensure in Ohio, do not go into effect until January 1, 2015. To review this rule in its entirety, click HERE.
The Board has developed a frequently asked questions sheet and we encourage licensees and employers to review this information to gain a better understanding of the rule and its effects. A frequently asked questions sheet is available. Click HERE to see FAQ.
|The sale and rental of TENs Units by Health Care Providers|
The sale and rental of TENs units, or other HME devices defined under OAC 4761:1-3-02, by health care providers is not permitted, unless the provider obtains an license or certificate of registration issued by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board. ORC 4752.01(B) of the Revised Code defines home medical equipment. This definition is expanded under OAC rule 4761:1-3-02, which lists TENs units among the HME items defined by the Board. ORC 4752.02(B)(1) exempts "health care practitioners" from requiring a license or certificate of registration as long as the practitioner does not sell or rent HME.
To obtain a license to sell or rent home medical equipment requires that the applicant meet specific standards promulgated by the Board. The Board, soon after issuance of the license, will inspect each facility to verify compliance with the HME standards. For a copy of these standards, click on this link: HME Standards . The Board recommends that these standards be carefully reviewed and verified by the applicant prior to filing an application for an HME license. Filing fees are non-refundable.