Welcome to the KBRC Website

 Until further notice, there will be no in-person services to the public at the board's office location. 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

Executive Director: tamara.mcdaniel@ky.gov 

Administrative Assistant: rickl.rose@ky.gov 

 
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 list click here:
Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care Emergency Registraion of Volunteer Health Practitioners: Registration Application and Instructions:

Instuctions for Volunteer Health Practitioner Registration.pdfInstuctions for Volunteer Health Practitioner Registration.pdf

KY Online Licensure Verification Search

 The KBRC has online primary source verification of respiratory care therapists. This is for verification only. All other 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 if needed. If all that is needed is verification in hand from the KBRC, simply print details page from browser printer and end verification process.

2020 Meeting Dates for the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care


Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 5:30pm

Thursday April 02, 2020 12:30pm SPECIAL MEETING via telconference
Thursday, April 09, 2020 - 5:30 pm SPECIAL MEETING via teleconference. A teleconferece link for the public will be posted within a minimum of 24 hours before the meeting.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 5:30 pm


Meeting Location:
Keeneland Meeting Room
Lexington Residence Inn
3110 Wall St.
Lexington, KY 40513