37-28-202. Licensing requirements -- examination -- fees. (1) To be eligible for licensure by the board as a respiratory care practitioner, the applicant shall:
(a) submit to the board an application fee in an amount established by the board and an application demonstrating that the applicant has completed:
(i) high school or the equivalent; and
(ii) a respiratory care educational program accredited or provisionally accredited by the American medical association's committee on allied health education and accreditation in collaboration with the joint review committee for respiratory therapy education or their successor organizations; and
(b) pass an examination prescribed by the board. The board may use the entry-level examination written by the national board for respiratory care or another examination that satisfies the standards of the national commission for health certifying agencies or the commission's equivalent.
(2) A person holding a license to practice respiratory care in this state may use the title "respiratory care practitioner" and the abbreviation "RCP".