years from the date of enrollment in an approved course.
(d) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a person from
treating ailments by
spiritual means through prayer alone in
accordance with the tenets and
practices of a recognized church
or religious denomination.
(e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent a
person who is a
registered nurse, an advanced practice nurse, a
practical nurse, a physician assistant, or a physician
licensed to practice medicine in all its branches from
providing respiratory care.
(f) Nothing in this Act shall limit a person who is
credentialed by the
National Society for Cardiopulmonary
Technology or the National Board for
Respiratory Care from
performing pulmonary function tests and
procedures related to the pulmonary function test.
(g) Nothing in this Act shall prohibit the collection and
analysis of blood
by clinical laboratory personnel meeting the
personnel standards of the
Illinois Clinical Laboratory Act.
Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a polysomnographic
technologist, technician, or trainee, as defined in the job
descriptions jointly accepted by the American Academy of Sleep
Medicine, the Association of Polysomnographic Technologists,
the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists, and
the American Society of Electroneurodiagnostic Technologists,
from performing activities within the scope of practice of
polysomnographic technology while under the direction of a
physician licensed in this State.
Nothing in this Act shall prohibit a family member from
providing respiratory care services to an ill person.
(j) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit an
unlicensed practitioner in a licensed hospital who is working
under the proximate supervision of a licensed health care
professional or other authorized licensed personnel and
providing direct patient care services from performing basic
respiratory care activities if the unlicensed practitioner
has been trained to perform the basic respiratory care
activities at the facility that employs or contracts with the
individual and (ii) at a minimum, has annually received an
evaluation of the unlicensed practitioner's performance of
basic respiratory care activities documented by the facility.
(k) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit a
person enrolled in
a respiratory care education program or
approved course of study leading to a degree or certification
in a health care-related discipline that provides respiratory
care activities within his or her scope of practice and
employed in a licensed hospital in order to provide direct
patient care services under the direction of other authorized
licensed personnel from providing respiratory care activities.
(Source: P.A. 94-523, eff. 1-1-06.)
This Act takes effect upon