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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 391. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice

12VAC5-391-420. Respiratory therapy.

Respiratory therapy services shall be provided by a respiratory therapist licensed in Virginia. The duties of the respiratory therapist shall include:

1. Assessing patient needs;

2. Participating with the IDG in developing a plan of care;

3. Implementing a plan of care and revising as necessary;

4. Evaluating the outcome of the care provided;

5. Educating the patient and family;

6. Providing consultation to other health care professionals;

7. Coordinating and communicating with the IDG regarding changes in the patient's needs;

8. Preparing clinical notes; and

9. Obtaining physician orders, when necessary.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-162.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 23, eff. November 1, 2005.

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