.01 Scope.

A. This chapter governs the practice of polysomnographic technology.

B. Except as provided in §C or D of this regulation, on or before October 1, 2013, an individual shall be licensed by the Board before the individual may practice polysomnography.

C. This chapter does not prohibit any polysomnographic technology student who is currently enrolled in an approved polysomnographic technology educational program from performing any of the procedures described in this chapter as part of that program's polysomnographic technology clinical curriculum.

D. This chapter does not prohibit an individual from practicing a health occupation that the individual is authorized to practice under Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.

E. This chapter does not prohibit a licensed respiratory care practitioner from practicing respiratory care within the scope of practice of the respiratory care practitioner’s license, including practicing respiratory care in a sleep laboratory.

F. This chapter does not prohibit the practice of respiratory care by a practitioner who was licensed by the Board to practice respiratory care on or before December 31, 2012, and whose duties include practicing polysomnography.