Oklahoma Amends Requirements for Sleep Physician Qualifications
AASM Weekly Update
Friday, May 7, 2010
On May 4, 2010, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry signed Senate Bill 1985 (SB 1985), which further clarifies the qualifications for the interpreting or supervising physician caring for a patient with a sleep disorder. The language ensures that physicians providing sleep care services are highly qualified specialists in diagnosing and treating patients with sleep-related disorders.
SB 1985 amends the language in the Oklahoma Sleep Diagnostic Testing Regulation Act by requiring that the interpreting or supervising physician must be:
“board-certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) or the American Board of Medical Specialties or must have completed a one-year sleep medicine fellowship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or received a Certification of Special Qualifications (CSQ) or a Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Sleep Medicine issued by the American Osteopathic Association."