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Virginia Administrative Code
5/20/2022

Part II. Requirements for Licensure As a Polysomnographic Technologist

18VAC85-140-45. Practice as a student or trainee.

A student enrolled in an educational program in polysomnographic technology or a person engaged in a traineeship is not required to hold a license to practice polysomnographic technology, provided that such student or trainee is under the direct supervision of a licensed polysomnographic technologist or a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine.

1. Any student or trainee shall be identified to patients as a student or trainee in polysomnographic technology.

2. A student or trainee is required to have a license to practice after 18 months from the start of the educational program or traineeship or six months from the conclusion of such program or traineeship, whichever is earlier.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 4, eff. November 14, 2018.

18VAC85-140-50. Application requirements.

An applicant for licensure shall submit the following on forms provided by the board:

1. A completed application and a fee as prescribed in 18VAC85-140-40.

2. Verification of a professional credential in polysomnographic technology as required in 18VAC85-140-60.

3. Verification of practice as required on the application form.

4. If licensed or certified in any other jurisdiction, documentation of any disciplinary action taken or pending in that jurisdiction.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.15 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. December 31, 2014.

18VAC85-140-60. Licensure requirements.

A. An applicant for a license to practice as a polysomnographic technologist shall provide documentation of one of the following:

1. Current certification as a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists;

2. Documentation of the Sleep Disorders Specialist credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC-SDS); or

3. A professional certification or credential approved by the board from an organization or entity that meets the accreditation standards of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence.

B. An applicant for licensure shall provide documentation of current certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers with a hands-on practice training evaluation segment.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 7, eff. December 31, 2014; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 6, eff. January 15, 2016.

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