MCL - Section 333.18711

Act 368 of 1978

333.18711 Temporary license.

Sec. 18711.

    (1) The department may issue a temporary license as a respiratory therapist to an applicant who does not meet all of the requirements of section 18709, if the applicant does all of the following:
    (a) Applies to the department for a temporary license within 1 year after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this part.
    (b) Provides satisfactory proof to the department that he or she has been employed full-time as a respiratory therapist for the 4 years immediately preceding the date of application in 1 of the following:
    (i) An inpatient or outpatient respiratory care service or department within a licensed health facility.
    (ii) A durable medical equipment company or home care agency.
    (iii) A respiratory care educational program.
    (c) Provides the department with a letter of recommendation from his or her medical director at the time of application attesting to the applicant's clinical competence as a respiratory therapist.
    (d) Pays the applicable fees prescribed by section 16344.
    (2) A temporary license issued by the department under this section expires within the same time period as a nontemporary license issued by the department under this part. The holder of a temporary license issued under this section may apply for 1 or more renewals of the temporary license a number of times, but an individual may not hold a temporary license for more than a total of 4 years.
    (3) The holder of a temporary license issued under this section is subject to this part and the rules promulgated under this part, except for the requirements for licensure.

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