AAST is the leading advocate and the united voice for the sleep technologist profession. AAST supports the interests of sleep technologists by providing legislative support and monitoring government action on both the state and federal levels.
State Sleep Resources
AAST has created an interactive state map that compiles legal and licensure information, CMS requirements, and Sleep Society information specific to each state. Members can review the statutory language for sleep technologists, coverage policies for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and find information about state sleep societies to review their issues and updates. The interactive state map is available to AAST members only.
State Sleep Society Support
State sleep societies are eligible to apply to AAST for limited funding for state legislative and regulatory activities. State sleep societies are eligible for awards up to $2,500 in matching funds. Societies are eligible for a single award in a calendar year. Requests for additional funds may be considered in subsequent years. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Legislative Issues Presentation
The AAST Regulatory and Legislative Advisory Committee developed a presentation that contains a summary of state legislative and regulatory activity affecting the sleep profession. This includes how AAST can assist with our legislative initiative, state statutory language for Sleep Technologists, recent state legislative issues, steps to introduce legislation, and an overview of the AASM/AAST State Society Initiative.
- Download Presentation Legislative Issues Affecting the Sleep Technology Profession
- View Speaker Notes
As the leader in promoting excellence in sleep technology and quality patient care, AAST has adopted the following position statements regarding the sleep technologist profession:
- Sleep Technology a Distinct Profession
- Scope of Practice for Sleep Technologists
- Core Competencies
- Technical Guidelines
Questions or comments may be directed to AAST HQ at email@example.com or (312) 321-5191.