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Dec 1, 2009 10:09 AM by Governor's Press Release

Governor Jindal Announces Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee

Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee

BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee.

The Respiratory Care Advisory Committee serves to advise the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners on issues affecting applicants for licensure and regulation of respiratory therapy in the state.

According to statute, the committee is comprised of ten members, subject to senate confirmation. Membership includes the following gubernatorial appointees:

  • Six licensed respiratory therapists selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Society of Respiratory Therapy;
  • Two physicians engaged in the practice of pulmonary or critical care medicine selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana State Medical Society;
  • One hospital administrator selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Hospital Association; and
  • One citizen of Louisiana who is not employed in the delivery of health care.

Appointments to the Respiratory Care Advisory Committee:

Kenneth Alexander, of Baton Rouge, is the vice-president for quality and regulatory activities for the Louisiana Hospital Association and a member of the American Association of Respiratory Care. Alexander will serve as a hospital administrator nominated by the Louisiana Hospital Association, as required by statute.

Judd Shellito, of New Orleans, is a professor of medicine at the LSUHealthSciencesCenter and a member of the American Thoracic Society. Shellito will serve as a physician engaged in the practice of pulmonary or critical care medicine nominated by the Louisiana State Medical Society, as required by statute.

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