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 Out-of-State Licensees to Practice in Kentucky
During the Covid-19 State of Emergency
August 18, 2021, The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) issued a
directive that the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care review licenses submitted
by health practitioners licensed in states other than Kentucky, and accept
licenses found to be valid as authorized to practice respiratory care in the Commonwealth
of Kentucky for the duration of the emergency. The authorization of valid
respiratory care practitioners will be done through the Volunteer Health
Practitioner application process. Please read the instructions, complete the application and submit to the email or fax number listed on the application.
Click here to view the CHFS memo: Healthcare Directive 2021.pdf
Click here for Volunteer Health Practitioner Instructions and Application:
2021 Instructions for Emergency Permission to Practice.pdf
Emergency Permission to Practice Application 2021.pdf
This is a primary source verification of respiratory therapists licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This is for verification only. Any disciplinary information must be requested by contacting the KBRC. Newly licensed therapists may take several days to be listed and may be verified by the KBRC by fax or email if needed.
Kentucky Professionals Recovery Network
Kentucky Professionals Recovery Network (KYPRN) helps Kentucky Respiratory Therapists struggling with substance use by providing referrals for assessment and treatment, and by providing monitoring for substance use through daily check-ins, testing, and monthly reporting. KYPRN acts as a liaison between the licensee, with a path to long-term recovery, and the board with assurance that the licensee is safe to continue to practice. KYPRN has the ability to assist those struggling with substance use anonymously (without the Board's knowledge). KYPRN can also assist those who are referred by the Board.
Contact information for KYPRN:
Emily Caporal, PharmD
1501 Alexandria Pike
Fort Thomas, KY 41076
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 - videoconference only. Contact the KBRC at 859-246-2747 for videoconference information
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 unless otherwise noted beside meeting date.
Please contact the KBRC at 859-246-2747 for videoconference information.