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(1) Acceptable CE programs include those:

(a) sponsored by institutions approved by the Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, Respiratory Care Accreditation Board or other successor accreditation organizations and courses approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care and its affiliates, the American Thoracic Societies, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Nurses Association, the National Society for Cardiopulmonary Technologists, the American Lung Association, the American Lung Association of Montana, the Montana Heart Association, the Montana and American Medical Association, the Montana Hospital Association and Respiratory Care Journal (American Association of Respiratory Care sponsored); or

(b) approved by accrediting organizations that establish standards and criteria for CE programs.

(2) Approved CE activities include:

(a) seminars;

(b) workshops;

(c) conferences;

(d) college course work:

(i) one semester credit equals 15 CE units and one quarter credit equals ten CE units;

(e) teaching:

(i) eight credits maximum;

(ii) two credits for each hour of presentation;

(f) papers, publications, journals, exhibits, videos, and independent study:

(i) eight credits maximum;

(g) in-service programs; and

(h) online courses, webinars, and correspondence courses.


History: 37-1-131, 37-1-319, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-1-306, 37-1-319, MCA; NEW, 1992 MAR p. 913, Eff. 5/1/92; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 3093, Eff. 12/9/94; AMD, 1997 MAR p. 542, Eff. 3/25/97; TRANS, from Commerce, 2003 MAR p. 1286; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 22, Eff. 1/16/15; AMD, 2019 MAR p. 2241, Eff. 12/7/19.

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