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Respiratory Care Board of California

Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) or Respiratory Therapists (RTs) in California are licensed and regulated by the Respiratory Care Board of California (RCB). The following information was obtained from the RCBs website:

Respiratory Care Board of California
3750 Rosin Court, Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95834
Main Telephone: (916) 999-2190
Toll Free in California (866) 375-0386
Fax: (916) 263-7311
E-mail: rcbinfo@dca.ca.gov

What is the RCB? www.rcb.ca.gov
The RCB is a state governmental agency established by law to protect the public by regulating the practice of respiratory care practitioners. The mandate of the Respiratory Care Board is to protect and serve the consumer by administering and enforcing the Respiratory Care Practice Act and its regulations in the interest of the safe practice of respiratory care. Its’ mission is to protect and serve the consumer by enforcing the Respiratory Care Practice Act and its regulations, expanding the delivery and availability of services, increasing public awareness of respiratory care as a profession, and supporting the development and education of all respiratory care practitioners.

RCB Public Protection
Public protection is the highest priority of the Board in exercising its licensing, regulatory and disciplinary functions.
To protect the public, the RCB:

- Establishes the minimum requirements for licensure.
- Adopts regulations to clarify the performance, practice and disciplinary standards for its licensees.
- Enforces the regulations governing the continued education of its licensees
- Enforces the regulations governing RCPs by taking appropriate disciplinary action against incompetent or unsafe licensees efficiently and effectively.

RCB Regulation
The RCB regulates California respiratory care practitioners. More than 29,000 RCP licenses have been issued in the State of California. . Regardless of the title or setting, the RCPs practice is governed by the Respiratory Care Board.
Settings where Respiratory Care Practitioners practice include:

- health departments
- health maintenance organizations
- home health agencies
- schools
- private practice
- hospitals and skilled nursing facilities

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