Health Care Politics, Respiratory Therapists and Education

Oregon Society for Respiratory Care is committed professionalism in respiratory care practice and respiratory education. Become a part of the leading national and international professional association for Respiratory Care.  The AARC promotes professional excellence, and advocates for our profession, our patients, and their families. Support our profession by joining the AARC today!

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of a number of health care professionals from around the state. Learn more about the people who keep OSRC up and running by clicking the link below.

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See the current job opportunities in respiratory care listed by members of the AARC.

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Political Action

We post regular updates on this page to share what our directors are doing as part of the PACT (Political Action Team). From visits to Washington DC to legislative news, you can stay informed here.

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August 10th, 2018 | 10:00 - 14:00
Woodburn Legacy Complex

December 14th, 2018 | 10:00 - 14:00
Corvallis Samaritan, Room TBD

February 8th, 2019 | 10:00 - 14:00
Location TBD
Focus: Annual Budget Meeting

March 5th, 2019 | 18:00 - 22:00
Location TBD



The Conference will be held March 6th & 7th, 2019
at the Keizer Community Center in the beautiful Willamette Valley.


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Legacy Silverton Medical Center ~ 342 Fairview NE,  Silverton

Renee Angstrom

President, Past President, Executive Committee

Salem Hospital 890 Oak St. SE Salem, OR 97309 Sascha.Christian@salemhealth.

Sascha Christian

Vice President, Executive Committee

Cathy Melero | Treasurer | OSRC PNW

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center  3600 NW Samaritan Drive

Cathy Melero

Treasurer, Historian, Executive Committee

Rachael Sackett



1430 Tandem Ave NE, Suite 180
Salem, OR 97301-2192
Phone: (503) 378-8667
Fax: (503) 585-9114


DATE:         September 19, 2017

TO:              Interested Parties – Respiratory Therapists and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board

FROM:        Cerynthia Murphy, Qualification Analyst

SUBJECT:   Respiratory Therapists – Licensure Requirements – January 1, 2018 


During the 2017 Legislative Session HB 3014 was passed simplifying the process to obtain a respiratory therapy license while still ensuring that qualified individuals gain licensure in Oregon.

On August 9, 2017, the Respiratory Therapists and Polysomnographic Technologists Licensing Board (Board) voted to adopted changes to the Oregon Administrative Rules, which affect application requirements to obtain permanent licensure as a Respiratory Therapist. 

As of January 1, 2018, Oregon Administrative Rule 331-710-0010 requires application for licensure to include verification and submission of the following:

·       Active credential through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT); and

·       Successful passage of the Respiratory Therapy Oregon Laws and Rules Examination.

Please Note: The requirements listed above are not inclusive of all application requirements as specified within Oregon Administrative Rule 331-710-0010 to obtain permanent licensure, only new requirements as adopted within the Oregon Administrative Rules effective January 1, 2018.

Prior to January 1, 2018

As part of the application requirements to obtain permanent licensure, individuals may provide verification of the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) examination administered by the NBRC, which will not be an option after January 1, 2018.


An official copy of the Oregon Administrative Rules can be obtained on the Health Licensing Office’s website at

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Sarah Bye at 503-373-1989 or by email at