Michigan Board of Respiratory Care

The Michigan Board of Respiratory Care oversees the licensure requirements and standards for respiratory therapists.
Respiratory care services means preventative services, diagnostic services, therapeutic services, and rehabilitative services under the written, verbal, or telecommunicated order of a physician to an individual with a disorder, disease, or abnormality of the cardiopulmonary system as diagnosed by a physician. Respiratory care services involve, but are not limited to, observing, assessing, and monitoring signs and symptoms, reactions, general behavior, and general physical response of individuals to respiratory care services, including determination of whether those signs, symptoms, reactions, behaviors, or general physical response exhibit abnormal characteristics; the administration of pharmacological diagnostic, and therapeutic agents related to respiratory care services; the collection of blood specimens and other bodily fluids and tissues for, and the performance of, cardipulmonary diagnostic testing procedures including, but not limited to, blood gas analysis; development, implementation, and modification of respiratory care treatment plans based on assessed abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system, respiratory care protocols, clinical pathways, referrals, and written, verbal, or telecommunicated orders of a physician; application, operation, and management of mechanical ventilator support and other means of life support; and the initiation of emergency procedures under the rules promulgated by the Board.
The Michigan Board of Respiratory Care consists of 11 members who each serve 4 year terms.

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Statute
Contact Information
LARA – Bureau of Professional Licensing
Phone:  (517) 373-8068
FAX:  (517) 241-2389
Web:  www.michigan.gov/bpl
Email:  BPL-BoardSupport@michigan.gov
 
Members  
Cheryl Sherburn, Norton Shores
Respiratory therapists
Term expires 12/31/17
 
Jonathan Vono, Shelby Township
Respiratory therapists
Term expires 12/31/17

Veena Erinjeri, Flint
Respiratory therapists
Term expires 12/31/18

Shari Heydenburg, Jackson
Respiratory therapists
Term expires 12/31/18

Beverly Cherwinski, Vanderbilt
General public
Term expires 12/31/18
 
Andrew Weirauch, Plymouth
Respiratory Therapist
Term expires 12/31/18
 
John Byrd, Marshall
General public
Term expires 12/31/18
Elizabeth Glasser, Gaylord
Respiratory therapists
Term expires 12/31/19
 
Vacant
Medical directors
Term expires 12/31/19
 
Jeremy Bainbridge, Grand Rapids
Respiratory therapists
Term expires 12/31/20
 
Vacant
General public
Term expires 12/31/16