You must be "authorized" and registered as a polysomnographic technologist by NYSED in order to practice as a polysomnographic technologist in New York State.
Generally, yes. Authorized polysomnographic technologists are subject to the full disciplinary and regulatory authority of the New York State Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department. The State Board for Respiratory Therapy is responsible for oversight.
To be "authorized" and registered as a polysomnographic technologist in New York State, you must:
Yes, the $600 fee is set in statute and covers the authorization and the first three-year registration cycle. Thereafter, the triennial re-registration fee is $300.
You must pass the RPSGT exam, which is offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. The RPSGT exam is designed to test knowledge and skill essential for safe and effective entry level polysomnographic technology practice.
No, licensed RTs and RTTs may provide polysomnographic technology services without being authorized as a polysomnographic technologist. However, they must be competent to provide these services.