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Course Overview

Respiratory care practitioners in Florida are obligated to understand current laws and rules that govern the practice of respiratory care. The right to practice respiratory care is granted by states to protect patients who need respiratory care services, and respiratory therapists are obligated to provide care under the rules of Florida's Respiratory Care Act. This two-hour course includes information from Florida Statutes Chapter 456, which applies to all licensed healthcare professionals; Chapter 468, Part V, The Respiratory Care Act; and Chapter 64B32 of the Florida Administrative Code.

About the Course Author

Erin Tully-Tennant is a Registered Respiratory Therapist. She has eleven years of experience working in the hospital industry, 6 of which are in Florida. Her primary focus is critical care. Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ. She is also currently pursuing a master's degree soon. Currently, Erin serves as a charge therapist and clinical education at Holmes Region Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida.

Erin Tully-Tennant has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Laurel Koss MS, OTR/L, attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. With over 21 years in clinical occupational therapy settings, Laurel has experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedic and neurology, long term care, rehab, and acute care. She also has extensive training and experience in upper extremity amputee care, orthotics and prosthetics, and research and development. Laurel has been an adjunct professor for Saint Petersburg College and Nova Southeastern University, Tampa campus and is currently the lead occupational therapy writer for the Rehab team with Relias. Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

  • American Association for Respiratory Care


    This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.

    Approval #: 184935000
    This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care


    Florida Board of Respiratory Care (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This module is approved for 2.0 contact hours.

Course Details
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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Define unprofessional conduct. ; Identify disciplinary guidelines and recommended penalties.\n; List requirements for licensure, renewal, and reactivation.\n; List the duties of the Florida Board of Respiratory Care.; Specify the requirements for continuing education.\n
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: The Respiratory Care Act
    Florida Government and Law
    Intent of the Respiratory Care Act
    Florida Board of Respiratory Care
    Titles and Abbreviations
    Current Address
    Section 3: Licensure and Renewal
    Licensure by Endorsement
    Reactivation of License
    License Renewal
    Continuing Education
    License Reactivation
    Review: Scenario 1
    Review: Scenario 2
    Section 4: Penalties and Mediation
    Disciplinary Grounds and Actions
    The Administrative Code
    Recommended Range of Penalties
    Reporting Violations
    Professionals Resource Network
    Review 1
    Review 2
    Section 5: Ethical Considerations and Federal Law
    Ethical Considerations
    Code of Ethics
    Ethics and Law
    Review 1
    Review 2
    Section 6: Case Study
    Section 7: Conclusion
    Course Contributors
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Respiratory Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.