New bill would require PST techs to get licensed

Monday, March 31, 2008

SANTA FE, N.M. – Sen. Steve Komadina, R-N.M., introduced a bill here to step up regulation of sleep testing. S.B. 269, the Polysomnography Practice Act, would require PST technicians to be licensed by a newly created PST practice board. After July 1, 2011, violators could face criminal and civil penalties, including fines up to $1,000, and suspension or loss of license. The bill, which has the backing of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, would create a polysomnography fund to carry out provisions of the act.