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Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board

Welcome to the Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board.

Due to the current State of Emergency around the COVID-19 Health Advisory, all board and licensing business is being done electronically via email at this time. Please do not call the office or any board phone listed on this page at this time. Please contact Talia Wilson, Talia.Wilson@oplc.nh.gov and your inquiry will be responded to as soon as possible during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

For further information regarding the Covid-19 State of Emergency, please go to the OPLC main page and follow the Covid-19 Licensee Resources Tab in the Quick Links section, or go click on the Coronavirus COVID-19 State of NH Link at the top of the OPLC Main Page.

This site was developed to provide items of interest to licensees, applicants and consumers. It is our hope that the site is useful and informative. We invite you to contact the Board with your comments, suggestions or further information on specific questions.

Governor's Emergency Order

Emergency Order #29 pdf file Emergency Order #29 Exhibit H
Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board Additional Modifications

The requirement in RSA 326-E:3, II, Resp 303.0l(a)(3), and Resp 304.01, that applicants for licensure must pass a standardized exam administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care ("NBRC"), is hereby amended as follows: applicants who have met all other requirements for licensure but have not yet passed the NBRC exam shall be granted a temporary license provided they register for the NBRC exam and have been recommended for licensure by their school or program. The temporary license shall remain effective for 90 days following the expiration or termination of the State of Emergency. A temporary license issued under this provision shall be converted to a full license once the Board receives evidence that the applicant has passed one of the exams listed in Resp 304.01.

Rulemaking

On July 11, 2019, the Respiratory Care Practitioners Governing Board voted on two initial proposals: one regarding changes to Resp 100-200 pdf file and one regarding changes to various provisions of Resp 300s pdf file.

The Board has scheduled a public hearing for the Resp 100-200 proposal on February 13, 2020 at 9:45 a.m. Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to Thomas.Broderick@oplc.nh.gov.

The Board has scheduled a public hearing for the Resp 300 proposal on March 12, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Written testimony on this proposal will be accepted through the end of the public comment hearing, and may be submitted through mail at the address listed above or via email to Thomas.Broderick@oplc.nh.gov.

 

Initial or Reinstatement License

To apply for an initial New Hampshire license or to reinstate a New Hampshire license, use our electronic submission feature to request an application packet or contact the Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals at (603) 271-8389 and request an application packet.

License Cycle

All Respiratory Care Practitioners licenses expire December on 31 in every odd-numbered years per New Hampshire Statute RSA 328-F:19. Depending on when your application is approved a license may be valid for a just few months of the two-year cycle. Initial license fees are not pro-rated. Renewal notices are sent out from the office no later than October 15 of the renewal year. Continuing education requirements are dependent on initial and ongoing timelines of licenses.

Recently Moved?

Whether moving around New Hampshire or relocating to another state, every licensee is obligated to notify this office of any changes. Allied Health law RSA 328-F:21 states "Licensees shall maintain their current business and home address on file with the applicable board. Any changes in address shall be provided to the office no later than 30 days from the date of the change." Keeping your file information current is your responsibility.


Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301
Main Telephone: (603) 271-2152