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PDFWAC 246-928-530

How new graduates may qualify for temporary practice and what is required.

(1) An individual who has completed an approved program under WAC 246-928-520 is eligible for temporary practice. To meet the requirements for temporary practice under this rule, an individual is required to:
(a) Submit the application and fee as required in WAC 246-928-990;
(b) Sit for the examination within ninety days of graduation as required in WAC 246-928-560; and
(c) Be under the supervision of a licensed respiratory care practitioner.
Temporary practice may begin from the time the application and fee is submitted to the department.
(2) An applicant shall request examination results be submitted directly to the department from National Board for Respiratory Care.
(3) An applicant who receives notification that he or she successfully passed the examination may continue to practice under the supervision of a licensed respiratory care practitioner until the department has issued a license to the applicant.
(4) An applicant who receives notification of failure to pass the examination shall cease practice immediately. Resumption of practice may occur only after successfully passing the examination and becoming licensed as a respiratory care practitioner by the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.89.050(1). WSR 01-11-165, ยง 246-928-530, filed 5/23/01, effective 6/23/01.]
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