Regulations of the Commissioner

Section 52.42, Polysomnographic Technology


ยง52.42 Polysomnographic technology

  1. Definitions. As used in this section:
    1. Professional polysomnographic technology coursework shall mean didactic coursework and supervised clinical experiences. Such coursework and clinical experiences shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following curricular areas:
      1. polysomnographic procedures and protocols;
      2. cardiopulmonary and neurological sciences, diagnostics, interpretation, and monitoring related to sleep disorders;
      3. ethics of polysomnographic care;
      4. infection control; and
      5. polysomnographic patient care and patient education related to sleep disorders;
    2. Equivalent shall mean substantially the same, as determined by the department.
  2. Program requirements. In addition to meeting all applicable provisions of this Part, to be registered as a program recognized as leading to the authorization in polysomnographic technology which meets the requirements in section 79-4.2(a) of this chapter, it shall be a program in polysomnographic technology leading to an associate degree or higher degree and shall meet the following requirements.
    1. An associate degree program in polysomnographic technology shall contain at least 60 semester hours, or the equivalent, including a minimum of 30 semester hours in professional polysomnographic technology coursework, or the equivalent, and additional semester hours in appropriate related basic sciences and clinical sciences related to polysomnographic technology.
    2. A baccalaureate degree program in polysomnographic technology shall contain a minimum of 40 semester hours of professional polysomnographic technology coursework, or the equivalent, and additional semester hours in appropriate related basic sciences and clinical sciences related to polysomnographic technology.
    3. The required semester hours in professional polysomnographic technology content areas shall include supervised clinical experience.
    4. Clinical facilities. A written contract or agreement shall be executed between the educational institution conducting the polysomnographic technology program and the clinical facility or agency which is designated to cooperate in providing the clinical experience. Such contract or agreement shall set forth the responsibilities of each party and shall be signed by the responsible officer of each party.
Last Updated: August 9, 2012