Respiratory Care Board

The Respiratory Care Practice Act became effective January 1, 1996. Respiratory care and

cardiorespiratory care include direct and indirect services in the implementation of treatment,

management, disease prevention, diagnostic testing, monitoring and care of patients with deficiencies

and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. The Board is made up of nine

members appointed by the Secretary, consisting of four members currently engaged in the practice of

respiratory care with a minimum of three years of practice in the state of Illinois, three qualified medical

directors and two hospital administrators. The Board advises the Secretary on questions involving

standards of professional conduct, discipline and qualifications of candidates for licensure under the


* Barbara S. Adams Peoria

Jeremiah E. Crabb VI, M.D. Dunlap

Kelly Crawford-Jones Eureka

Andrew Greene M.D. Chicago

Brian Lawlor Rockford

Deborah L. Linhart Winfield

Lora Lea Polley Owaneco

Michael R. Silver M.D. Elmhurst

Lisa M. Zaenger Naperville

* Chairperson

Last Updated: April 1, 2014

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