§ 34-27B-1 Legislative findings
§ 34-27B-2 Definitions
§ 34-27B-3 License requirements; examination
§ 34-27B-4 State Board of Respiratory Therapy – Functions
§ 34-27B-5 State Board of Respiratory Therapy – Created; composition; liability of members; terms; meetings; expense reimbursement and per diem allowance
§ 34-27B-6 Trust fund
§ 34-27B-7 Issuance, use, renewal of license; temporary license
§ 34-27B-8 Disciplinary actions for unprofessional conduct; hearings; expiration of suspended license
§ 34-27B-9 Representation as “respiratory therapist,” etc
§ 34-27B-10 Violations
§ 34-27B-11 Additional activities permitted under chapter
§ 34-27B-12 Notice provided to respiratory therapists
§ 34-27B-13 Rules and regulations
§ 34-27B-14 Sunset provision

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 34 > Chapter 27B

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • board: The Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy. See Alabama Code 19-3-273
  • DIRECT CLINICAL SUPERVISION: A situation where a licensed respiratory therapist or physician is available for the purpose of communication, consultation, and assistance. See Alabama Code 19-3-273
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • month: means a calendar month. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • physician: A person who is a doctor of medicine or a doctor of osteopathy licensed to practice in this state. See Alabama Code 19-3-273
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • RESPIRATORY THERAPIST: A person licensed by the board to administer respiratory therapy and who has the knowledge and skills necessary to administer respiratory therapy, monitor patient responses, modify respiratory therapy based upon patient response, provide information and education to patients about deficiencies or disorders of the cardiopulmonary system, and supervise others in the delivery of appropriate respiratory therapy procedures. See Alabama Code 19-3-273
  • RESPIRATORY THERAPY OR CARE: Therapy, management, rehabilitation, diagnostic evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system and associated aspects of other systems' functions, given by a health care professional under the direction of a physician. See Alabama Code 19-3-273
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608