C-26, r. 163 - Regulation respecting the professional activities that may be engaged in by respiratory therapy externs

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chapter C-26, r. 163
Regulation respecting the professional activities that may be engaged in by respiratory therapy externs
RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS — PROFESSIONAL CODE — PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 94, par. h).
C-26
September 1 2012
1. The purpose of this Regulation is to determine among the professional activities that may be engaged in by respiratory therapists those that, following the terms and conditions determined herein, may be engaged in by respiratory therapy externs.
O.C. 771-2004, s. 1.
2. To be authorized to engage in the activities referred to in the first paragraph of section 3, a respiratory therapy extern must
(1)  be registered in a program of studies leading to a diploma giving access to the permit issued by the Ordre professionnel des inhalothérapeutes du Québec and certify to the secretary of the Order that the first 2 years of the program were successfully completed less than 18 months previously;
(2)  be entered in the register of externs held by the Order;
(3)  have completed an integration program of at least 15 days designed to familiarize the extern with the policies and guidelines of the institution within the meaning of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) or the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons (chapter S-5) where the extern is engaged in the activities; and
(4)  have the required knowledge and skill.
O.C. 771-2004, s. 2.
3. A respiratory therapy extern may engage in the following activities, in a general and specialized hospital centre or in a residential and long-term care centre operated by an institution referred to in paragraph 3 of section 2, if the health status of the patient is not critical and on condition that the extern does so according to an individual medical prescription and under the supervision of a respiratory therapist who is present at the institution:
(1)  setting up and monitoring equipment used to administer oxygen, namely, nasal cannulas, masks, tents, face tents, and nebulizers;
(2)  administering aerosol therapy without positive pressure; and
(3)  setting up and monitoring special equipment to humidify inhaled air.
When engaging in those activities, an extern must comply with the rules governing respiratory therapists, in particular the rules relating to ethics and the generally accepted standards of practice of the profession of respiratory therapist.
An extern shall not engage in those activities in the following care units: intensive care, including the coronary unit; the operating suite; the recovery room; the emergency department; the neonatalogy unit; and the pulmonary function department.
O.C. 771-2004, s. 3.
4. A respiratory therapist extern must record interventions in the user’s record and sign each entry, adding the abbreviation “R.T. extern”.
O.C. 771-2004, s. 4.
5. (Omitted).
O.C. 771-2004, s. 5.
REFERENCES
O.C. 771-2004, 2004 G.O. 2, 2534