OAR 331-705-0080
Licensure Exemption for Supervisors and Polysomnography Students


Students actively enrolled in the following education programs are exempt from polysomnographic technologist licensure pursuant to ORS 688.805 (Exceptions to license requirements)(2)(b)(A):


Associate’s degree program in polysomnography, polysomnographic technology, or sleep technology from an accredited community college, college, or university; or


Polysomnography course of study from a CAAHEP accredited institution;


In accordance with ORS 688.805 (Exceptions to license requirements)(2)(b)(B) to be exempt from licensure students in subsection (1) of this rule must be supervised by one of the following:


A licensed polysomnographic technician;


A qualified medical director for polysomnography;


Respiratory therapist who holds a Sleep Disorder Specialty credential through the NBRC; or


Respiratory therapist who holds a RSPGT credential through the BRPT.


Direct supervision, for the purpose of this rule, is supervision of a student in polysomnography by an approved supervisor who is physically present with the student while the student is working. The supervisor must exercise direction and control over the student’s work. An approved supervisor supervising a student may not supervise more than one student per shift.

Source: Rule 331-705-0080 — Licensure Exemption for Supervisors and Polysomnography Students, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=331-705-0080.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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