The National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care



NAMDRC’s primary mission is to improve access to quality care for patients with respiratory disease by removing regulatory and legislative barriers to appropriate treatment.

With members in close to 2,000 hospitals nationwide, NAMDRC takes the lead in pulmonary education and legislative/regulatory resolution.


The voting by the NAMDRC membership is now closed.

The vote is nearly unanimous, based on the votes received, to approve the Merger with CHEST/American College of Chest Physicians

Numerous activities will now take place, primarily through the month of April:

  • Membership refund checks from those who have requested refunds by April 6 will be processed within one week;
  • Refunds for those who were unable to attend the Scottsdale Conference will receive refund checks as well, minus our processing fee.
  • The Washington Watchline archives will be migrated to the website of CHEST
  • This website will remain active for approximately 30-45 days, with anticipated shutdown mid May. Information regarding the CHEST/NAMDRC conference in Sonoma CA in March 2021 should be available shortly on the CHEST website.

NAMDRC Health Policy Updates

The Washington Watchline

A 40 Year NAMDRC Perspective

As most readers must be aware the NAMDRC Board of Directors has recommended, and the membership is voting...

NAMDRC Annual Meeting, Evaluating the e-ICU

The 43rd Annual Meeting and Educational Conference of the National Association for Medical Direction of...

A Major 2020 Healthcare Legislative Deadline

In recent issues of the Watchline we have noted the increasing importance of federal legislation to...

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NAMDRC members are physicians nationwide who work in respiratory care departments, critical/intensive care units, sleep labs, blood gas laboratories, pulmonary rehabilitation services, and other respiratory-related services. Every NAMDRC member is provided with educational, economic and regulatory updates through monthly specialist publications, issue advocacy, and an annual interactive educational conference. 

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