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Board Name: Board of Respiratory Care
Board ID: 25
Address: 665 Mainstream Drive, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-3202
Board Contact: Diona E. Layden
Contact Phone: 615-532-3202
Appointing Authority: Governor
TCA: 63-27-103
Duties: The Board of Respiratory Care was created in 1998 to succeed the Board of Medical Examiners Council on Respiratory Care. Its mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of Tennesseans by requiring that all that practice respiratory care within this state are qualified. The Board interprets the laws, rules, and regulations to determine the appropriate standards of practice in an effort to ensure the highest degree of professional conduct. The Board is authorized to issue licenses and certificates to qualified candidates who have completed appropriate education and successfully completed required examinations. The Board is also responsible for the investigation of alleged violations of the Practice Act and rules, and is responsible for the discipline of licensees who are found guilty of such violation. The Board works with the Tennessee Professional Assistance Program which provides peer assistance to impaired practitioners in an effort to both protect the public and rehabilitate practitioners who can safely return to the practice of respiratory care..
Number of Members: 8
Compensation: Members shall receive a per diem of fifty dollars ($50.00) and shall also receive actual expenses for travel.
Appropriations: Funds through the budget of the Department of Health.
Meeting Schedule: The board shall conduct at least one (1) meeting per year or as frequently as required.
Hours Required: