About The NLCRT

The Newfoundland & Labrador College of Respiratory Therapists (NLCRT) regulates the practice of respiratory therapy in this province.  Mandated under the Health Professionals Act, the College establishes the standards for the safe and ethical practice of respiratory therapy and governs the members of the College to ensure only individuals who meet defined criteria enter the profession, and that those who already practice respiratory therapy maintain their competency level.

While the NLCRT is dedicated to supporting Respiratory Therapists in their delivery of high quality, safe and ethical care to the public of Newfoundland & Labrador, it is not a teaching institution.  It is a professional, self regulating body with the primary focus of serving and protecting the public interest. 

The College is governed by Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals and is managed by a Registrar who reports to the Council’s Board of Directors. The College is represented on the Board by two (2) elected Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRTs) as well as a public representatives appointed by the Minister of Health.  The Council works with the College to develop committees responsible for matters such as registration, complaints and discipline. Appointed members of the College to the complaints authorization committee, will investigate complaints from the public and disciplining members for issues such as professional misconduct, professional incompetence, or incapacity.