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South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners

South Carolina of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Respiratory Care Committee

P.O. Box 11289

Columbia, S.C. 29211-1289

(803) 896-4500


All programs sponsored or approved by one of the following organizations or their sponsors may be used to meet the continuing education requirement of the South Carolina Respiratory Care Practice Act:

OAmerican Association for Respiratory Care, or its sponsoring organizations:

American Thoracic Society

American College of Chest Physicians

American Society of Anesthesiologists

OAmerican Heart Association

OThe Society for Critical Care Medicine

OThe American Lung Association

OThe South Carolina Society for Respiratory Care

OAllied Health Education Centers of the South Carolina Consortium of Community Teaching Hospitals

Programs sponsored or approved by one of the above organizations do not need further approval.

Accredited institutional continuing education programs will be accepted with certificate of attendance that specifies total number of contact hours. These continuing education programs must have been accredited by groups such as the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

If the program is not approved by one of the above organizations, approval must be sought from the Respiratory Care Committee of the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.This approval must be sought 30 days prior to the program. Programs not having prior approval will be subject to review and may be denied.Approval must be applied for on forms provided by the Board.Content for these programs must be relevant to the professional growth and development of the Respiratory Care Practitioner.

Academic courses may not be used to meet the continuing education requirement of the South Carolina Respiratory Care Practice Act. Medical directors no longer have signature approval authority.If your continuing medical education credits are audited, you must show proof of attendance at the programs that are sponsored or approved by one of the above organizations.

Proof of attendance must be provided in the form of a certificate, diploma or printout.

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