NC board paves path to increase RTs

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Friday, March 27, 2020

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The North Carolina Respiratory Care Board has implemented waivers reducing the licensing time for respiratory therapists from 30 days to two days, according to the ACMESA. Doing so will allow the state to increase the number of RTs available as the state and nation grapple with the coronavirus outbreak. “In an effort to expedite licensing for respiratory therapists in this time of heightened need, we are sending digital copies of the application packet out to all applicants,” wrote Dr. William Croft, executive director of the board. The NCRCB has sent out packets by hard copy and by email, with the two-day process working only with the emailed version. The mailed version will take a week.