Federal Government Affairs:
Russell McCord (Government Affairs Chairperson) RussM2045@charter.net
State Government Affairs:
Aaron Read & Associates:
Aaron Read firstname.lastname@example.org , Legislative Advocates for CSRC
Terry McHale email@example.com , Legislative Advocates for CSRC
Melissa Shetler firstname.lastname@example.org , Administrative Assistant
*Aaron Read & Associates provide bi-weekly updates to the CSRC
THIS IS YOUR CSRC IN ACTION
July 8, 2013 –
The Honorable John Lewis from the state of Georgia introduced HR 2619
new Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act
. Please view the HR 2619 tab for more
information. To elevate our profession and for the millions of patients with pulmonary disease,
please send action letters to your Congressional Representative.
May 6, 2013 –
Respiratory Care Board of California discuss Registered Respiratory Therapist
Examination/credential as Minimum Standard for Licensure: Transition Planning
March 12, 2013 –
Russell McCord and Ricardo Guzman return to Washington, DC to participate
in “Day on Capitol Hill
”. Joining RCPs and pulmonary patients from all over the United States,
Ricardo and Russell scheduled 17 visits with California representatives in Congress and the
Senate to advocate the new AARC initiative called the “Medicare Respiratory Therapy Access
Act”. Ricardo and Russell wish to thank all of you who took time to send action letters to their
January 31, 2013 –
Respiratory Care Board of California opened discussion regarding the CSRC
position paper for RRT as a minimum requirement for licensure
. The board heard comments
from: Donna Murphy, Robby Nijjar, Ricardo Guzman, Russell McCord, Barry Westling, Michael
Monasky and Abbie Rosenberg. Board member Mark Goldstein moved that the Respiratory
Care Board recognize the RRT examination as the minimum requirement for licensure for new
candidates and to investigate the timeline for implementation. All in favor. No one opposed.
October 23, 2009 - SB 132
the Polysomnography Licensure bill was signed by Governor
Schwarzenegger. This signing is the culmination of 2 years of work by the CSRC and the
Respiratory Care Board. Together we worked very hard to:
1. Bring regulation to an unregulated field.
2. Increase consumer protection.
3. Protect Respiratory Care Practitioners working in the polysomnography field through
insuring that their RCP license would allow them to continue practicing in the field without
being dual licensed.
Many thanks to all who worked tirelessly on this bill from Senator Denham’s office (he sponsored
the bill), the CSRC, and you our members for it is your dues that help pay for our most excellent
October 11, 2009
also known as the Sunset bill was signed by Governor
Schwarzenegger. If not signed, the Respiratory Care Board would have been dissolved--thus
ending the protection it brings to the consumers and RCPs of California. Thanks to all the CSRC
members who wrote to the Governor to ask for his signature on the bill.