MCL - Section 333.18707

PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978


333.18707 Practice of respiratory care; license required.

Sec. 18707.

    (1) An individual shall not engage in the practice of respiratory care or provide or offer to provide respiratory care services unless licensed under this part.
    (2) Subsection (1) does not prevent any of the following:
    (a) An individual licensed under any other part or act from performing activities that are considered respiratory care services if those activities are within the individual's scope of practice and if the individual does not use the titles protected under section 18703.
    (b) An individual not licensed under this part from performing activities that are considered respiratory care services while under the supervision of an individual who is licensed under this part as a respiratory therapist or respiratory care practitioner, if the individual does not use the titles protected under section 18703.
    (c) An individual not licensed under this part from performing activities that are considered diagnostic services if the individual possesses a level of training approved by the board, has successfully passed a credentialing examination approved by the board, and if the individual does not use the titles protected under section 18703.
    (d) The practice of respiratory care which is an integral part of a program of study by students enrolled in an accredited respiratory therapist educational program approved by the board, provided that they are identified as a student and provide respiratory care services only while under the supervision of a licensed respiratory therapist or respiratory care practitioner.
    (e) Self-care by a patient or uncompensated care by a friend or family member who does not represent or hold himself or herself out to be a licensed respiratory therapist or respiratory care practitioner.


History: Add. 2004, Act 3, Eff. July 1, 2004
Popular Name: Act 368