The KBRC office is closed to the public at this time. Licensing of qualified applicants continues to be a top priority and we will continue to offer full licensing services via telephone, email, fax and U.S. Postal Service. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care
2365 Harrodsburg Rd., B350
Lexington, KY 40504-3386
Office Phone: 859-246-2747
Office Fax: 859-246-2750
REGISTRY FOR VOLUNTEER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS AND OUT-OF-STATE LICENSEES WHO WISH TO PRACTICE RESPIRATORY CARE IN KENTUCKY DURING COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY
During the duration of the current state of emergency related to COVID-19, the Good Samaritan Act of 2007 and KRS 39A.350-366 authorizes the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care to create a registry of Volunteer Health Practitioners who may practice respiratory care in Kentucky during the emergency. In an effort to meet the staffing needs of facilities in the Commonwealth during the COVID-19 emergency, the KBRC has established guidelines for Volunteer Health Practitioners. These guidelines determine who may practice respiratory care and are limited to certain healthcare professions. In no way shall this prevent any licensed person from practicing within his or her own scope of practice. All Volunteer Health Practitioners practicing respiratory care must be registered with the KBRC. The term Volunteer Health Practitioner applies to all paid and unpaid personnel. The registry is also for out of state respiratory therapists who are currently licensed and in good standing in another state. To see the memo outlining the professions included in the Board of Respiratory Care Volunteer Health Practitioners and guidance for healthcare facilities, click here:
Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care Emergency Registration of Volunteer Health Practitioners: Registration Application and Instructions:
This is a primary source verification of respiratory care therapists licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This is for verification only. Any disciplinary information must be requested by contacting the KBRC Board directly. Newly licensed therapists may take several days to be listed and may be verified by the KBRC by fax or email if needed.
2021 Meeting Dates for the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care
Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 5:30pm
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 5:30 pm
All meetings will be held via videoconference with a primary physical location of 2365 Harrodsburg Rd. B350 Lexington, KY 40504
Please contact the KBRC for videoconference information.