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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )
  

CHAPTER 8.3. Respiratory Therapy [3700 - 3779]

  ( Chapter 8.3 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1344, Sec. 1. )
  

ARTICLE 7. Fiscal Administration [3770 - 3779]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1344, Sec. 1. )

  
3770.1.  

(a) The board shall collect, at least biennially, at the times of both issuing an initial license and issuing a renewal license, all of the following data on respiratory therapists licensed under this chapter:

(1) Location of practice, including city, county, and ZIP Code.

(2) Race or ethnicity, subject to subdivision (c).

(3) Gender.

(4) Languages spoken.

(5) Educational background.

(6) Classification of primary practice site among the types of practice sites specified by the board, including, but not limited to, clinic, hospital, managed care organization, or private practice.

(b) The board shall annually provide the data collected pursuant to subdivision (a) to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development in a manner directed by the office that allows for inclusion of the data into the annual report required by Section 128052 of the Health and Safety Code.

(c) A licensee may, but is not required to, report his or her race or ethnicity to the board.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 420, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 2015.)