An Act To Require Certification of Radiologic Technologists Who Are Licensed Chiropractic Assistants
Sec. 1. 32 MRSA §559 is enacted to read:
§ 559. Radiologic technologist certification
(1) At least 50 hours of instruction; and
(2) Sufficient instruction in:
(a) Physics and equipment of radiographic imaging;
(b) Principles of radiographic exposure;
(c) Radiographic protection;
(d) Anatomy and physiology; and
(e) Radiographic positioning and procedure;
A person registered as active with the American Chiropractic Registry of Radiologic Technologists or a successor organization meets the requirements of paragraphs B and C.
A certificate may be renewed under this section within 24 months of expiration if the certificate holder completes the requirements of paragraph B for or attributed to each calendar year that the certificate was expired. If a certificate has been expired for more than 24 months, the certificate may be renewed if the certificate holder completes the requirements of paragraph A and subsection 2, paragraph C.
This bill requires the certification of radiologic technologists who produce x-rays while employed as licensed chiropractic assistants. Certification requirements include satisfactory completion of a radiologic technology course of instruction of at least 50 hours and passing an examination approved by the Board of Chiropractic Licensure. This bill also contains certificate renewal, continuing radiologic technology education and violation provisions for radiologic technologists.