Laws, Rules, & Ethics


The State law that governs respiratory therapists and polysomnographic technologists is adopted and amended by the State Legislature.  A license to practice respiratory therapy and polysomnography is a right and responsibility granted by the State of North Dakota to protect those in need of respiratory therapy and polysomnography services.  All individuals licensed by this board have a duty to understand the law and keep up with any changes to the law.  (Effective 8-1-2017)

Administrative Rules

The Administrative Rules are promulgated by the Board with subsequent approval by the Attorney General’s Office and the Administrative Rules Committee of the legislature.  Once enacted, administrative rules have the full force and effect of law.

ND Administrative Rules Title 105 - Respiratory Care, North Dakota State Board of
     Article 105-01 - General Administration

          105-01-01     Organization of Board

     Article 105-02 - Respiratory Care Practitioner Licensure
          105-02-01     Initial Licensure and Renewals

     Article 105-03 - Practice of Respiratory Care
          105-03-01     Respiratory Care Practice
          105-03-02     Code of Ethics

     Article 105-04 - Registered Polysomnography Technologist Licensure
          105-04-01     Initial Licensure and Renewals

     Article 105-05 - Practice of Polysomnography
          105-05-01     Polysomnography Practice
          105-05-02     Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

These specific ethical standards are enacted to guide respiratory therapists and polysomnographic technologists in their practice and conduct, and to provide a basis for adjudication. A violation of the Code of Ethics adopted by the Board is grounds for disciplinary action.

Code of Ethics - Respiratory Care Practitioner: (AARC's Statement of Ethics and Professional Conduct as amended in 2015).

Code of Ethics - Polysomnographic Technologist

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