N.J. Admin. Code § 13:44F-1.2 - Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

"Board" means the State Board of Respiratory Care.

"Director" means the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety.

"Respiratory care" means the health specialty involving disease prevention, the treatment, management, control, and care for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiac and pulmonary system, as further defined in N.J.S.A. 45:14E-3.c.

"Respiratory care education program" means a program of respiratory care education accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), or its predecessor, or successor organization.

"Respiratory care practitioner" means a person licensed by the Board to practice respiratory care under the direction or supervision of a licensed physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice nurse, and who may transcribe and implement written, verbal, and protocol orders for respiratory care.

"Respiratory care protocols" means policies and protocols developed by a licensed health care facility through collaboration, when appropriate, with administrators, physicians, registered nurses, physical therapists, respiratory care practitioners, and other licensed health care practitioners.

"Trainee" means a student enrolled in a respiratory care training program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), or its successor.


N.J. Admin. Code § 13:44F-1.2
Amended by 52 N.J.R. 1675(a), effective 9/8/2020

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