Figure 1: Strategic planning issues and results Issue Before After Patient focus Patients aged 13-30 Teens only, ages 13-19 Staffing 1 licensed counselor 1 Physician (ASAM 2 counselors in Certified training Addictionologist) 1 part-time nurse 1 Psychiatrist Administrator 5 Masters' level Other sup port staff therapists Total: 15 24/7 nursing 1 Recreational coordinator 1 Registered Dietitian Other support staff Total: 40 Treatment State residential State inpatient treatment capabilities treatment license for license for SUD and SUD treatment co-occurring disorders; Detoxifcation services; Intensive family program Accreditation None "Positive" CARF survey completed in June; NBRC
awaiting official CARF survey results.
More than two years after talks began, NBRC
has helped to create a coalition of seven Latin American countries that will administer an exam tailored to the respiratory care industry in that region.
The bills considered in the last Congress adopted many of the NBRC
recommendations, but went much further in protecting creditor claims.
If the NBRC
proposal were enacted, Duncan asserted, retailers would have no choice but to tighten credit to address the increased risk of unpaid debt.
Initially, the support the coalition needs is in the form of letters to mem- bers of the NBRC
and to your congressional representatives explaining the inequity that exists in the law and the impact it has on the survival of your business.
But when it comes to the NBRC
, the reasons aren't so obvious.
And there doesn't seem to be evidence, at least that I'm aware of, that four-year grads perform any better on NBRC
entry-level CRT exam is accepted as the gateway to practice by all states with a practice act in place.
Although there are relatively few LRCPs still working in respiratory care, the number of persons holding this title may increase dramatically in 2007 if practitioners credentialed after July 2002 fail to meet the NBRC
continuing education mandate.
It has bothered me for some time that the National Board for Respiratory Care appears to be somewhat disconnected or unresponsive to those who hold NBRC
credentials or those who wish to hold such credentials.
Formal education in an accredited program and a NBRC
credential are minimum criteria for employment.
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