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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO RESPIRATORY THERAPY

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
    Section 23V of chapter 112 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (d) and inserting in place thereof the following two subsections:-
    (d)  any person performing respiratory care services in the commonwealth, if these services are performed for not more than 2 calendar days in a calendar year in association with a respiratory therapist licensed under this section, or
    (e)  an employee working for a durable medical equipment company in the commonwealth and having a minimum of 500 hours of positive airway pressure equipment and supply related training under the supervision of a respiratory therapist licensed in the commonwealth, performing the delivery, initial setup and maintenance of positive airway pressure equipment and supplies for home care patients with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea; provided, however, that this exemption does not apply to clinical assessment, clinical evaluation or clinical intervention on home care patients.

Approved, August 4, 2016