Congratulations to the Delaware Sleep Society! Senate Bill 194 (SB 194), which establishes licensure for sleep technologists, was recently passed by both legislative chambers and has been submitted to the Governor for signature! The bill will require that on July 1, 2014, any person who is engaged in the practice of sleep technology must be licensed.
An applicant applying for a license in sleep technology would be required to submit proof to the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline that he or she has met the following requirements:
- Successfully completed an educational program accredited by CAAHEP; or
- A respiratory care educational program accredited by CAAHEP and completion of the curriculum for a polysomnography certificate; or
- An END educational program with a polysomnographic technology track; or
- An A-STEP that is accredited by the AASM; or
- Another educational program approved by the Delaware Medical Board; and
- Passed a nationally recognized exam.
The bill will also allow any individual who is engaged in the practice of polysomnography as of July 1, 2011, to be eligible for licensure without meeting the educational requirement if the individual has passed the BRPT examination.
Congratulations again to the Delaware Sleep Society for all of their hard work!