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AARC Fly-In Day in Washington D.C.


The Annual Respiratory Care Fly-In is a time for RTs to come together in Washington, D.C. to fight for their patients and the profession. The Fly-In is a special collaboration between the AARC and our state affiliates.  AARC pays for 4 nights hotel for 2 representatives and meals while advocates are in town.  The state affiliate covers the cost of travel for the state representatives.  The advocates are known as Political Action Contact Team (PACT) members.  AARC encourages respiratory therapists and pulmonary patients to participate in the Fly-in but individuals will have to cover the cost of the trip if they are not part of the state affiliate team. 


Our annual return to Washington is a strong display of AARC’s continuous fight for legislation that advances the profession and betters the lives of respiratory therapists and their patients. Members of the Executive Office, Voluntary Government Affairs Committee, and Board of Directors members generally join the PACT and other advocates in Washington, D.C.  


In 2024 the Annual Respiratory Fly-in will be held on May 6-7, 2024.  This year we will be focussed on pulmonary rehab via telehealth and Medicare oxygen payment reform.  You may register for the event at the following link: