Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R156. Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing.

Rule R156-57. Respiratory Care Practices Act Rule.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R156-57-101. Title.

This rule is known as the "Respiratory Care Practices Act Rule".

R156-57-102. Definitions.

In addition to the definitions in Title 58, Chapters 1 and 57, as used in Title 58, Chapters 1 and 57, or this rule:

(1) "Other respiratory related durable medical equipment intended for use in the home", as used in Subsection 58-57-2(6)(k), means other new respiratory care technology intended for use in the home that was not approved on the market as of September 2006.

(2) "Supervised" as used in Subsection 58-1-307(1)(b) or "supervising" as used in Subsection 58-57-2(4)(e) means that the licensed respiratory care practitioner is present in the facility and shall be available to see the patient and give immediate consultation with respect to care.

R156-57-103. Authority - Purpose.

This rule is adopted by the division under the authority of Subsection 58-1-106(1)(a) to enable the division to administer Title 58, Chapter 57.

R156-57-104. Organization - Relationship to Rule R156-1.

The organization of this rule and its relationship to Rule R156-1 is as described in Section 58-1-107.

R156-57-302a. Qualifications for Licensure - Examination Requirements.

In accordance with Subsection 58-57-4(2)(f) and Sections 58-57-5 and 58-1-309, all applicants for licensure shall pass the following examinations:

(1) the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Certification Examination for Entry Level Respiratory Therapists (CRT); or

(2) the NBRC Registry Examination for Advanced Respiratory Therapists (RRT).

R156-57-302b. Qualifications for Licensure - Education Requirements.

In accordance with Subsection 58-57-4(2)(e) and Section 58-57-5, "a respiratory care practitioner education program that is approved by the board" means a respiratory care educational program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC) as evidenced by NBRC certification as a CRT or RRT.

R156-57-303. Renewal Cycle - Procedures.

(1) In accordance with Subsection 58-1-308(1), the renewal date for the two-year renewal cycle applicable to licensees under Title 58, Chapter 57 is established by rule in Section R156-1-308a.

(2) Renewal procedures shall be in accordance with Section R156-1-308c.


licensing, respiratory care

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

February 22, 2007

Notice of Continuation

April 26, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

58-57-1; 58-1-106(1)(a); 58-1-202(1)(a)

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R156, please contact the promulgating agency (Commerce, Occupational and Professional Licensing). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.