A full-time director of government affairs works for you in Washington,
DC, and helps the Association leaders plan strategies for introducing legislation
and influencing regulatory activities.
The AARC represents you to the media, other organizations, the general
public, and the health care industry. We have become the recognized leader
and expert on respiratory care issues by such publications as USA
Today, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and HealthWeek.
The AARC appoints representatives to all accrediting, credentialing,
standards, medical, regulatory, and legislative organizations
that may have an impact on your profession.
By joining the AARC, you have access to a state society for
respiratory care. There are also international affiliates
Italy, and Central America.
The AARC’s director of state government affairs works with the
AARC's affiliates to bring licensure on-line in all
50 states and to help strengthen current acts. AARC supports its
financially in these endeavors through grant & loan programs.
Membership in Specialty Sections allows you to network with your peers
who specialize in areas of diagnostics, continuing care/rehabilitation,
sleep, management, education, adult acute care, perinatal/pediatric care,
subacute care, transport, or home respiratory care. Nominal membership
Each year, the Association sponsors Respiratory Care Week—the last
full week in October—to recognize the work of respiratory care
practitioners and increase community awareness of respiratory issues.
From time to time, special opportunities arise to promote the profession
at nontraditional or even high-profile events.