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Polysomnographic Technologist

Description:

A polysomnographic technologist collects, analyzes, scores, monitors and records physiologic data during sleep and wakefulness to assist the supervising physician in the clinical assessment and diagnosis of sleep/wake disorders and other disorders, syndromes and dysfunctions that either are sleep related, manifest during sleep or disrupt normal sleep/wake cycles and activities. Polysomnographic technology includes the non-invasive monitoring, diagnostic testing, and initiation and delivery of treatments to determine therapeutic levels of inspiratory and expiratory pressures for individuals suffering from any sleep disorder.

Polysomnographic technologists perform these services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physician who is available for consultation at all times during the provision of polysomnographic technology services.

Licensure Requirements:

You must have graduated from high school, or the equivalent, and completed an approved associate or higher degree program in polysomnographic technology or another degree program in polysomnographic technology determined by the Department to be equivalent.

Fees

The fee for authorization for a polysomnographic technologist is $600.
The fee for a limited permit for a polysomnographic technologist is $70 (the limited permit fee is not refundable).

Licenses Issued and Active:

In 2018, there were 19 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2019, there were 28 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2020, there were 28 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of January 1, 2021, there were 501 licenses issued for this occupation.

Licensing Authority:

New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Respiratory Therapy
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234
Phone: (518) 474-3817 Press 1 then Ext. 120
Fax: (518) 474-3706
E-mail: [email protected]

Standard Occupational Classification:

29-2099.01 - Neurodiagnostic Technologists
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Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was posted on 2/8/21.

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