Laws, Rules, & Ethics

Law

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.

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 1994).

Code of Ethics - Polysomnographic Technologist