"The Council for Quality Respiratory Care CQRC is a coalition of the nation’s seven leading home oxygen therapy provider and manufacturing companies. Together, we provide in-home patient services and respiratory equipment to more than 600,000 (the majority) of the more than one million Medicare beneficiaries who rely upon home oxygen therapy to maintain their independence and enhance their quality of life." - CQRC
"The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredits entry into professional practice programs in respiratory care at the Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s Degree level in the United States. The CoARC also accredits polysomnography programs offered by professional respiratory care degree programs in the United States. CoARC’s mission is to ensure that high quality educational programs prepare competent respiratory therapists for practice, education, research, and service." -CoARC
The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is the leading national and international professional association for respiratory care. The AARC encourages and promotes professional excellence, advances the science and practice of respiratory care, and serves as an advocate for patients and their families, the public, the profession and the respiratory therapist.
The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is a multidisciplinary professional association comprised of health professionals who serve in the field of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation.