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PSRC Legislative Affairs

This page focuses on state and federal legislative affairs.  If you are looking for information on obtaining or renewing a respiratory license in the state, click on the "State Licensure" link in the website directory above.

Pennsylvania State Licensure Regulations
Many respiratory therapists are confused regarding the different requirements that have been established in order to practice as a respiratory therapist in the state of Pennsylvania. These requirements are constantly changing and many therapists don't understand that there is a difference between their credential and their license to practice and that each of these have different requirements. Select the area of information you are seeking using the links below. Please read through ALL of the information on the linked pages so that you are sure to be up to date on the latest requirements as failure to do so could prove costly!


To view the general provisions for licensed healthcare workers in Pennslyvania from the PA Code - Click Here.  

To view the current regulations for respiratory therapists in the state - 
Click Here.


  • For information on obtaining a license to practice respiratory therapy in the Pennsylvania - Click Here


The following pages are accessible to AARC / PSRC members only.  To access any of the pages below, you must enter the member password to you via email.  If you do not have this password, send an email with you name and AARC membership number to and we'll email it to you again.


  • For information on an Expired License / Inactive Status - Click Here

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