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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 468
MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
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F.S. 468.359
468.359 Assumption of title and use of abbreviations.
(1) Only persons who are licensed pursuant to this part as respiratory care practitioners have the right to use the title “Respiratory Care Practitioner” and the abbreviation “RCP.”
(2) Only persons who are licensed pursuant to this part as registered respiratory therapists have the right to use the title “Registered Respiratory Therapist” and the abbreviation “RRT” when delivering services pursuant to this part.
(3) Only persons who are licensed pursuant to this part as certified respiratory therapists have the right to use the title “Certified Respiratory Therapist” and the abbreviation “CRT” when delivering services pursuant to this part.
(4) No person in this state shall deliver respiratory care services; advertise as, or assume the title of, respiratory care practitioner, certified respiratory therapist, or registered respiratory therapist; or use the abbreviation “RCP,” “CRT,” or “RRT” that would lead the public to believe that such person is licensed pursuant to this part unless such person is so licensed; or take any other action that would lead the public to believe that such person is licensed pursuant to this part unless such person is so licensed.
History.ss. 1, 3, ch. 84-252; s. 7, ch. 86-60; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 136, ch. 97-264; s. 113, ch. 2001-277.