HUMAN TRAFFICKING LICENSE REQUIREMENT
FLORIDA HAS MANDATED HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS A NEW CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS
If you haven't heard, Florida has mandated Human Trafficking as a MANDATORY CEU for multiple professions including Respiratory Therapy.
PLEASE NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR THIS REQUIREMENT IS JANUARY 21, 2021. NOT MAY 31, 2021 FOR YOUR LICENSE RENEWAL AS FOR ALL OTHER CEUs. Also note that this is a ONE-TIME requirement
The FSRC offers a 2-hour online course which is approved for this requirement. and can be part of CEU bundle offering. The second hour can be credited to your total license renewal CEU requirement. Visit www.fsrc.org, under Education, Home Study. Sign in or create a new account. Below is the State announcement for the new requirement. The Florida Board of Respiratory Care is one of the named Boards.
"Each healthcare provider licensed by one of the named Boards must complete a one hour continuing education (CE) course on human trafficking that has been specifically approved by their Board for this purpose. The course must be completed by January 1, 2021 and will count towards the required CE for renewal. The bill does not require that this course be taken again for future renewal cycles..."
HELP ENSURE THAT RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS ARE NOT LEFT OUT!!!
** Although the campaign has ended, THE LINK IS STILL ACTIVE. If you haven’t already done so, please send your letters of support to benefit respiratory therapists. Thank you!
Click this link to email your letters of support now: TAKE ACTION
OR Text the word Breathe to 52886 ---Takes less than 1 minute, really!
Send your letters to your Representatives now to enlist their support of HR2508. This bill seeks approval for a 3-year pilot to determine IF IT'S BENEFICIAL FOR RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN TELEHEALTH to provide disease management services, patient self-management education and training, demonstration/evaluation of proper inhaler techniques, smoking cessation, and remote patient monitoring to Medicare beneficiaries with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
The intent is to demonstrate the value RTs bring to the health care system and to their patients through improved health outcomes and lower costs, AND to assure that RTs are identified as telehealth practitioners in the Medicare statute.
Review the Bill: H.R. 2508 (the BREATHE Act)
MIKKI THOMPSON RECOGNIZED WITH BILL LAMB AWARD!!!
Announced at the 2019 AARC HOD meeting at Summer Forum in Ft. Lauderdale, Earnestine (Mikki) Thompson MS, RRT, FAARC, Director, Respiratory/Pulmonary Services at South Miami Hospital was selected to receive the prestigious AARC Bill Lamb Award. Mikki is a former AARC Delegate as well as Past-President of the FSRC.
The award was created in 2014 in honor of a respiratory therapist who for over 3 decades went “above and beyond for the profession”. Bill Lamb was an AARC Delegate representing the state of Missouri “who led by example and through his mentoring activities”.
The award will be presented at the 2019 AARC Congress in New Orleans. Congratulations Mikki!!! As always, you make Florida and the profession proud.
Upcoming Live Events
Suncoast Pulmonary Symposium - RESCHEDULED
up to 14 CEUs
September 4-6, 2019
December 12 - December 13, 2019
*Posted as a community service; Endorsed but not sponsored by the FSRC
Happenings in Respiratory Therapy
BOARD OF RESPIRATORY CARE BOARD MEETINGS
FLORIDA SOCIETY FOR RESPIRATORY CARE UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS
Note: All current FSRC members are welcome to attend: CEUs are not awarded.
November 22, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
||Location: Florida Hospital Association
307 Park Lake Circle
Orlando, FL 32803
February 21, 2020 9:00am-3:00pm
May 1, 2020 9:00am-3:00pm