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Licensure — Qualifications.

(1) The secretary shall issue a license to any applicant who demonstrates to the secretary's satisfaction that the following requirements have been met:

     (a) Graduation from a school approved by the secretary or successful completion of alternate training which meets the criteria established by the secretary;

     (b) Successful completion of an examination administered or approved by the secretary;

     (c) Successful completion of any experience requirement established by the secretary;

     (d) Good moral character.

     In addition, applicants shall be subject to the grounds for denial or issuance of a conditional license under chapter 18.130 RCW.

     (2) A person who meets the qualifications to be admitted to the examination for licensure as a respiratory care practitioner may practice as a respiratory care practitioner under the supervision of a respiratory care practitioner licensed under this chapter between the date of filing an application for licensure and the announcement of the results of the next succeeding examination for licensure if that person applies for and takes the first examination for which he or she is eligible.

     (3) A person certified as a respiratory care practitioner in good standing on July 1, 1998, who applies within one year of July 1, 1998, may be licensed without having completed the two-year curriculum set forth in RCW 18.89.050(1)(f), and without having to retake an examination under subsection (1)(b) of this section.

     (4) The secretary shall establish by rule what constitutes adequate proof of meeting the criteria.

[1997 c 334 § 8; 1991 c 3 § 232; 1987 c 415 § 10.]

Notes: Effective dates -- 1997 c 334: See note following RCW 18.89.010.