The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reports that legislation was introduced to the Washington, DC, city council regarding polysomnography and polysomnographic technologists.

The legislation proposes creating a definition of polysomnography and creating a system of licensing for polysomnographic technicians, according to the AASM. Under the new legislation, the Board of Respiratory Care would have authority to regulate the practice of polysomnography and the licensing of polysomnographic technicians.

The AASM supports licensure legislation for sleep technologists but does not support the current bill under consideration.