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§ 70619. Respiratory Care Service Staff.

22 CA ADC § 70619Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 22. Social Security
Division 5. Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, and Referral Agencies (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. General Acute Care Hospitals
Article 6. Supplemental Services
22 CCR § 70619
§ 70619. Respiratory Care Service Staff.
(a) A physician shall have overall responsibility for the service. This physician should be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Board of Anesthesiology. His responsibilities shall include:
(1) Coordinating with other services.
(2) Making services available.
(3) Assuring the quality of respiratory care personnel.
(4) Developing measures to control nosocomial infections.
(b) The day-to-day operation of the service shall be under the immediate supervision of a technical director who shall be a respiratory care practitioner, respiratory care technician, cardiopulmonary or pulmonary technologist or a registered nurse with specialized training and/or advanced experience in respiratory care, who shall be responsible for:
(1) Supervising the clinical application of respiratory care.
(2) Supervising the technical procedures used in pulmonary function testing and blood gas analysis.
(3) Supervising the maintenance of equipment.
(4) Assuring that national and local safety standards are met.
(c) Other personnel may include registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and physical therapists trained in respiratory care, respiratory care practitioners, respiratory care technicians, cardiopulmonary or pulmonary technologists and students.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 1275 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1276, 131050, 131051 and 131052, Health and Safety Code.
1. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (b) and (c) and adding new Note filed 3-12-2013 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2013, No. 11).
This database is current through 6/14/24 Register 2024, No. 24.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 22, § 70619, 22 CA ADC § 70619
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