Annual Respiratory Conference:
Coming September 21st and 22nd 2017, our Annual Respiratory Conference, held at the Jump Center in downtown Boise at 1000 W Myrtle St. Boise, ID 83702, speakers from across the nation, with lunch provided. Check the Calendar of Events page for online registration, vendor letters, and more.
Please contact our state legislators in support of respiratory therapy. Congress will close out their session soon, so please act quickly.Thank you!AARC Capitol Connection - AARC
You can email or mail a letter to your member of Congress from the comfort of home, work or wherever you might be. All you need is a computer. Just go to AARC Capitol Connection where, depending on “who you are”—RT, physician, student, patient—you can chose a model letter to send to your 2 Senators and your House of Representative member. There’s no need to spend time figuring out who they are or what their email or mail address might be. AARC Capitol Connection does it all for you when you enter the address where you vote.
The AARC is supporting legislation in Congress that will expand the current Medicare coverage for telehealth services. Specifically the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act includes respiratory therapists as telehealth service providers, and will cover respiratory services and remote patient management services for chronic conditions that include COPD. To read more about the bill and how the bill will positively impact RTs please read the Frequently Asked Questions.
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Early Renewal Offer for Graduates - Buy Now and Save!If you've recently graduated or are about to graduate, you'll want to be on the lookout for emails outlining a program for graduating AARC student members to renew at special rates. Rates are based on your graduation date. I've attached a flyer with additional information, or you can read more here. If you have any questions or you miss the notice, please call our Customer Service team at 972-243-2272 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm central. They'll be happy to help you take advantage of this great deal!
Dear ISRC Members:
I am pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Board of Director and Affiliate Delegates election
President: Ramona Sailor
President Elect: Stephen Shitara
Vice President: Jan Arrasmith
Secretary: Amanda Wroblewski
Treasurer: Jared Eardley
Director at Large (2016-17): Fred Bloomquist
Director at Large (2016): Nolan Bybee
Delegate (2016-17): Jeff Anderson
Delegate (2016): Kelvin Dwello
I would like to thank all of the therapists who accepted nominations for the 2016 election and encourage each of you to continue to demonstrate an enthusiasm for your profession and this state by participating in many of the opportunities that are and will be available for your service. This was the largest slate of nominees the Idaho Society has assembled and I am hopeful that it is a sign that there are increasing numbers of Idaho Respiratory Therapists willing and ready to step up and serve this great state and the therapists that practice here. To that call, if you have an interest in helping the Board revise our state bylaws or develop a set of policies and procedures please send me or any of the board members an email with your name and contact information. You will find our email addresses on the ISRC web site
Please thank these new officers and the other nominees for their willingness to serve and please consider becoming more active in society matters and activities in 2016. We will reach out to you. I hope you heed the call.
May you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.
Kelvin "Kelly" Dwello