.01 Scope.

A. This chapter governs the practice of respiratory care.

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

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

D. This chapter does not apply to an individual employed by the federal government as a respiratory care practitioner while the individual is practicing within the scope of that employment.