NEW JERSEY REGISTER
VOLUME 38, ISSUE 8
ISSUE DATE: APRIL 17, 2006
LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
STATE BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE
Notice Regarding Polysomnographic Testing
Take notice that on December 21, 2005, the effective date of the "Polysomnography Practice Act" (P.L. 2005, c. 244), the State Board of Respiratory Care determined to rescind its Notice that appeared in the May 5, 2003 New Jersey Register, 35 N.J.R. 1963(a), notifying the polysomnography community that on and after April 30, 2006, the State Board of Respiratory Care would begin to take enforcement action against individuals it becomes aware are performing polysomnographic testing procedures that fall within the scope of respiratory care practice without a license to practice respiratory care, with the exception of health care providers licensed by appropriate agencies of the State of New Jersey, provided such duties are consistent with the accepted standards of the member's profession and the member does not present himself or herself as a respiratory care practitioner.
The State Board of Respiratory Care has determined that it will not take enforcement action against such individuals since these individuals will now have to be licensed by the State Board of Polysomnography in order to perform polysomnographic testing procedures that may fall within the scope of respiratory care practice.