Virginia House Bill 725 Signed by Governor: Establishes Licensure for Sleep Technologists

On April 21, Governor Bob McDonnell signed House Bill 725 into law, establishing licensure for sleep technologists. The legislation defines “polysomnographic technology” as:

the process of analyzing, scoring, attended monitoring, and recording of physiologic data during sleep and wakefulness to assist in the clinical assessment and diagnosis of sleep/wake disorders and other disorders, syndromes, and dysfunctions that either are sleep related, manifest during sleep, or disrupt normal sleep/wake cycles and activities.

Virginia is now the ninth jurisdiction to provide sleep technologists a specific licensure/certification pathway. Other jurisdictions that have licensure/certification include: California, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee and Washington D.C.

The AASM worked closely with the VASM on this important piece of legislation. Members can review the licensure bill online.

2011-01-03T00:00:00+00:00January 3rd, 2011|Advocacy|