On Monday, February 9, 2015, the California Society for Respiratory Care (CSRC) held a Legislative Day on Capitol Hill in Sacramento, California. The CSRC is a non-profit state professional organization whose mission is to represent and support its Respiratory Care Practitioner members and health consumers through public and legislative advocacy, educational opportunities, and standards for excellence in the cardiopulmonary profession.
Skyline College Respiratory Care students accompanied by Dr. Ijaz Ahmed, Director of Respiratory Therapy and Allied Health, participated at this event. The purpose of the legislative day was to provide CSRC members and supporters an opportunity to meet with state elected officials and share the role of Respiratory Care Practitioners and the positive impact they have on the health of Californians. Students had the opportunity to practice their professional skills as they met with legislators and shared with them their passion and enthusiasm for the profession of respiratory care.
Pictured left to right: Darren Wong, Ranielle De La Rosa, Jamie Gensel , Jamela Manglicmot, Gaylord Garcia, Dr. Ijaz Ahmed (Director of Respiratory Therapy), Brian Jones (Assemblyman), Joel Cayanan, Elizabeth Williams, Jack Su, Liezl Bustos,and Ivane Patiag.
Article by Ijaz Ahmed