Polysomnographic Technologist Licensure
Qualifications for Licensure for Polysomnographic Technologists beginning October 1, 2013
To qualify for licensure, applicants must:
*Other national certifications must be equivalent to the registered polysomnographic technologist certification.
**The clinical component has not been established. The Polysomnography Professional Standards Committee is diligently working on establishing criteria for the clinical component.
Waiver of Education through September 30, 2013*
To qualify for the waiver, applicants must:
By October 1, 2013, anyone practicing polysomnographic technology must be licensed by the Board. If the individual is not licensed, the individual may be fined up to $5,000 for practicing without a license.
Extension of the deadline for licensure
If an individual has not met the requirements under the waiver of education* on or before September 30, 2013, the individual may petition the Board for an extension. The Board will determine whether to grant an extension on a case-by-case basis.
Exceptions from Licensure for Respiratory Care Practitioners
Respiratory care practitioners are not required to have a license to practice polysomnography in Maryland if:
- 9/14/14- Overdose Prevention
- 9/14/14- Drug Dispensing Permit Information
- 8/20/14- Mandated 10-Day Reporting Requirements
- 7/16/14- Appointment of Board Chair, Dr. Devinder Singh
- 12/30/13- Maryland's State Designated Health Information Exchange (CRISP)