The Polysomnography Practice Act requires that all individuals must be licensed by the state in order to practice Polysomnography in the state of Tennessee. The educational requirement for licensure is graduation from a CAAHEP accredited Polysomnography Program.
TN Licensure information: TN Department of Health
Ten other states and the District of Columbia require licensure. The ten states are:
|California||Medical Board of California||Meet|
|Delaware||Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline||Meet|
|Louisiana||LA State Board of Medical Examiners||Meet|
|Maryland||Maryland Board of Physicians||Meet|
|New Jersey||State Board of Polysomnography||Meet|
|New Mexico||New Mexico Medical Board||Meet|
|New York 1||NY Office of the Professions||Not yet determined|
|North Carolina 2||North Carolina Medical Board||Meet|
|Oregon||Oregon Health Authority – Licensing Office||Meet|
|Virginia 3||Virginia Dept of Health Professions||Meet|
|District of Columbia||DC Health – Polysomnographers Licensing||Meet|
Graduation from a CAAHEP accredited Polysomnography Program meets the educational requirement unless indicated below.
1 New York’s statute indicates the individual must have “appropriate education” but does not indicate specifically what education is necessary
2 North Carolina’s statute indicates the individual must be registered with the Board of Registered Polysomnograpic Technologists (BRPT). It does not specifically indicate an educational requirement, however one pathway to eligibility to sit for the BRPT exam is graduation from a CAAHEP accredited program although there are other pathways as well.
3 Virginia’s statute does not address a requirement for education in order to obtain a Polysomnography License.
Last Updated: May 2021
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