Continuing Competency Program Launched for Respiratory Therapists
The NBART is proud to announce the release of the newly developed Continuing Competency Program for Respiratory Therapists. This document outlines the requirements a Respiratory Therapist must meet to continue to practice in New Brunswick. These requirements include proof of active practice hours, participation in activities promoting professionalism and mandatory completion of the continuing competency program. The program will ensure that the NBART is complying with the Respiratory Therapy Act by making sure all Respiratory Therapists have the capacity, competence, capability and character to safely and ethically practice. Effective April 1, 2011, all members of the NBART requiring a license to practice must begin to collect the minimum number of continuing education points outlined in the Continuing Competency Program for submission during the 2012-2013 renewal period and annually thereafter.