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  334.900.  Individuals and activities not limited by respiratory care practice act. — So long as the person involved does not represent or hold himself or herself out as a respiratory care practitioner as defined in subdivision (12) of subsection 2 of section 334.800, nothing in sections 334.800 to 334.930 is intended to limit, preclude or otherwise interfere with:

  (1)  Self-care by a patient or gratuitous care by a friend or family member;

  (2)  Respiratory care rendered, by any provider in the course of emergency care;

  (3)  Persons in the military services or working in federal facilities from performing any activities as described in sections 334.800 to 334.930 during the course of their assigned duties in the military service or a federal facility;

  (4)  Persons from engaging in cardiopulmonary research;

  (5)  Respiratory care rendered in the course of transporting a patient into or out of the state of Missouri;

  (6)  The services rendered by state-certified aides, assistants or technicians as defined in the long-term care facility and licensure law; or

  (7)  The practice of respiratory care by:

  (a)  A licensed health care provider performing a respiratory care procedure that is within the scope of practice of the licensee;

  (b)  A licensed health care provider performing a respiratory care procedure that is not within the scope of practice of the licensee, so long as the licensee has received special training deemed sufficient by the board for respiratory care;

  (c)  A health care provider who is not licensed but is certified or registered, so long as the provider has received special training or passed an examination approved by the board for respiratory care;

  (8)  A person pursuing an accredited course of study leading to a degree or certificate in respiratory care at an accredited or approved educational program so long as such person does not provide respiratory care services outside the educational program.  Such person shall be designated by a title that clearly indicates the person's status as a student.

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(L. 1996 H.B. 999 § 11, A.L. 1999 H.B. 343)


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