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RCP Retirement and Cancellation Options

Retirement and Cancellation options

Options for retirement and cancellation are provided in the tabs below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Department at Registrations@tmb.state.tx.us.

  • The retired status exempts a retired respiratory care practitioner (RCP) from the registration process, registration fee, and Continuing Education requirements.

     

    The following restrictions apply to respiratory care practitioners whose certificates are on retired status:

    1. the certificate holder must not engage in clinical activities or practice respiratory care in any state;
    2. the certificate holder may not administer drugs to anyone; and
    3. the respiratory care practitioner's certificate may not be endorsed to any other state.

     

    • To be eligible for retired status, the certificate holder must not be under an investigation or otherwise have a restricted license.
    • To return to practice from retired status, a certificate holder must obtain approval from the Board after submitting a written request. To return to active practice a certificate holder will be required to provide evidence of competence at that time, which may include, but is not limited to;
      • current certification by the NBRC;
      • completion of approved continuing education in topics specified by the advisory board;
      • limitation and/or exclusion of the practice of the applicant to specified activities of the practice as a respiratory care practitioner;
      • remedial education; and/or
      • such other remedial or restrictive conditions or requirements which, in the discretion of the advisory board are necessary to ensure protection of the public and minimal competency of the applicant to safely practice as a respiratory care practitioner.

     

    • If a certificate holder has been on official retired status for two years or longer, the request must be reviewed by the Licensure Committee of the Board.

     

    To request retired status, complete and return the retirement request form (link below) to the Board for approval before the expiration date of the current registration permit. Refunds of registration fees already paid cannot be made.

    If an individual is ineligible for retired status, biennial registration, including the fee and continuing education, are required to keep the license current.

     

    Because this form must be received by our office before the expiration date of the current certificate, completed and bearing original signatures, as well as bearing an original seal of notary public, it cannot be faxed back to our office. 

     

    RCP Retirement Request Form - click here

    • The voluntary charity care status exempts a retired respiratory care practitioner (RCP), whose only practice is the provision of voluntary charity care, from the biennial registration fee.
    • An RCP on voluntary charity care status must still complete biennial registration and submit a new voluntary charity care request form with each registration.
    • An RCP on voluntary charity care status must still obtain and report continuing medical education, as indicated in Title 22 Texas Administrative Code §186.10 and TEX. OCC. CODE ANN. 604.154, or a reduced continuing education requirement equal to half of the number of continuing education hours required for renewal of a Texas licensed respiratory care practitioner certificate.
    • To be eligible for the voluntary charity care status, the certificate holder must not be under an investigation or otherwise have a restricted license.
    • To request voluntary charity care status, complete and return the voluntary charity care request form (link below) to Board for approval before the expiration date of the current certificate.  Refunds of registration/renewal fees already paid cannot be made.
    • If the RCP does not qualify for this status, notification will be sent and the biennial registration fee must be paid to keep the certificate current.
    • Because this form must be received by our office before the expiration date of the current certificate, completed and bearing original signatures, as well as bearing an original seal of notary public, it cannot be faxed back to our office. 

     

    RCP Voluntary Charity Care Request form - click here

    • To request cancellation of a Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner certificate, complete and return the cancellation request form (link below) to the Board for approval before the expiration date of the current certificate.  Refunds of registration/renewal fees already paid cannot be made.
    • Because this form must be received by our office before the expiration date of the current certificate, completed and bearing original signatures, as well as bearing an original seal of notary public, it cannot be faxed back to our office. 

     

     RCP Cancellation by Request Form - click here