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10.32.10.00.htm 10.32.10.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 32 BOARD OF PHYSICIANS Chapter 10 Licensure of Radiation Therapists, Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and Radiologist Assistants Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-213, 1-606, 14-306, 14-5B-01, and 14-5B-03―14-5B-21, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.32.10.01.htm 10.32.10.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter governs the practice of radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, and radiology assistance.B. This chapter does not prohibit:. 1) A radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiology assistance student enrolled in an educational program accredited by JRCERT or NMTCB, or recognized by ARRT as a radiology assistance education program from practicing radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine techn
10.32.10.02.htm 10.32.10.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "ARRT" means the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.. 2) "Board" means the Board of Physicians.. 3) "Certification" means recognition of an individual who has satisfied certain standards required by a national certifying board.4) "Committee" means the Radiation Therapy, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiology Assistance Advisory Commi
10.32.10.03.htm 10.32.10.03. 03 Committee.. A. The Board shall establish a Committee composed of the following individuals:. 1) One physician whose approved specialty is radiology;. 2) One physician whose approved specialty is nuclear medicine;. 3) One physician whose approved specialty is radiation oncology;. 4) One physician who specializes in radiology and who supervises a radiologist assistant;. 5) One radiographer;. 6) One radiation therapist;. 7) One nuclear medicine technologist;.
10.32.10.04.htm 10.32.10.04. 04 Qualifications for Licensure ― Radiographer.. A. An individual shall be licensed by the Board if the individual meets the requirements of §B of this regulation.B. An individual shall be licensed by the Board if the individual:. 1) Completes an application on a form supplied by the Board;. 2) Pays an application fee as specified in Regulation .18 of this chapter;. 3) Is 18 years old or older;. 4) Is of good moral character;.
10.32.10.05.htm 10.32.10.05. 05 Qualifications for Licensure ― Nuclear Medicine Technologist.. A. An individual shall be licensed by the Board if the individual meets the requirements of §B of this regulation.B. An individual shall be licensed by the Board if the individual:. 1) Completes an application on a form supplied by the Board;. 2) Pays an application fee as specified in Regulation .18 of this chapter;. 3) Is 18 years old or older;. 4) Is of good moral character;.
10.32.10.05-1.htm 10.32.10.05-1. 05-1 Qualifications for Licensure ― Radiation Therapists.. A. An individual shall be licensed by the Board if the individual meets the requirements of §B of this regulation.B. An individual shall be licensed by the Board if the individual:. 1) Completes an application on a form supplied by the Board;. 2) Pays an application fee as specified in Regulation .18 of this chapter;. 3) Is 18 years old or older;. 4) Is of good moral character;.
10.32.10.05-2.htm 10.32.10.05-2. 05-2 Qualifications for Licensure ― Radiologist Assistants.. A. An individual shall be licensed by the Board if the individual meets the requirements of §B of this regulation.B. An individual shall be licensed by the Board if the individual:. 1) Completes an application on a form supplied by the Board;. 2) Pays an application fee as specified in Regulation .18 of this chapter;. 3) Is 18 years old or older;. 4) Is of good moral character;.
10.32.10.06.htm 10.32.10.06. 06 Temporary Licensure ― Repealed..
10.32.10.07.htm 10.32.10.07. 07 Scope of Practice ― General.. A. Supervision.. 1) A radiation therapist, radiographer, or a nuclear medicine technologist may practice only under the supervision of a licensed physician.2) A licensed radiologist assistant may practice only under the supervision of a licensed radiologist.B. Administration of Medications or Contrast Media.. 1) A radiation therapist, radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist, or radiologist assistant may initiate an intravenous l
10.32.10.08.htm 10.32.10.08. 08 Scope of Practice ― Radiation Therapy.. The practice of radiation therapy includes the following:. A. Scope of practice for simulation procedures and for operation of external beam treatment devices, CT simulator, and fluoroscopic simulator for patient therapy which includes:1) Preparation of machine for patient procedure;. 2) Positioning patient for treatment or localization, or both;. 3) Adjustment of machine components and systems;.
10.32.10.09.htm 10.32.10.09. 09 Scope of Practice ― Radiography.. A. The scope of practice of radiography includes the following:. 1) Analysis and correlation of procedure requests and clinical information provided by a physician or patient, or both, for preprocedure determination of the appropriate exam, its extent, and its scope;2) Evaluation of the physical and emotional status of the patient with respect to the ability to undergo the procedure requested;3) Selection, preparation, and operation of radiog
10.32.10.10.htm 10.32.10.10. 10 Scope of Practice ― Nuclear Medicine Technology.. A. The scope of practice of nuclear medicine technology includes the following:. 1) Scope of practice for diagnostic in-vivo procedures and in-vitro procedures which includes:. a) Analysis and correlation of procedure request and clinical information provided by the referring physician or patient, or both, for determination of appropriate exam, extent, and scope;b) Evaluation of the physical and emotional status
10.32.10.11.htm 10.32.10.11. 11 Scope of Practice ― Radiologist Assistant.. A. The scope of practice of a radiologist assistant includes the following activities to obtain the clinical history and physical examination of the patient:1) Review the patient's medical record to verify the appropriateness of a specific exam or procedure;2) Interview the patient to obtain, verify, or update medical history;. 3) Explain procedure to the patient or significant others, including a description of risks, benefit
10.32.10.12.htm 10.32.10.12. 12 Request for Radiologist Assistant to Perform Advanced Procedures.. A. Eligibility. The Board may grant a radiologist assistant permission to perform one or more of the procedures specified in Regulation .11E of this chapter based on the following criteria:1) Evidence of satisfactory completion of an adequate number of cases for the procedure being requested; and2) Level of supervision of the radiologist assistant, as specified by the radiologist.. B. Request. The radiologi
10.32.10.13.htm 10.32.10.13. 13 Renewal and Reinstatement.. A. Renewal.. 1) The Board may not renew a license until the Comptroller of Maryland has verified that the individual has paid all undisputed taxes and unemployment insurance contributions, or arranged for repayment, as required by COMAR 10.31.02.2) An individual who has been licensed by the Board as a radiation therapist, radiographer, or nuclear medicine technologist shall renew the license every 2 years on the date specified by the Board by:
10.32.10.14.htm 10.32.10.14. 14 Prohibited Conduct.. A. Subject to the hearing provisions of Health Occupations Article, §14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Board may deny an application, may reprimand any licensed radiation therapist, licensed radiographer, licensed nuclear medicine technologist, licensed radiologist assistant, place any licensed radiation therapist, licensed radiographer, licensed nuclear medicine technologist, licensed radiologist assistant, on probation, or suspend or revo
10.32.10.15.htm 10.32.10.15. 15 Investigations, Hearings, and Appeals.. A. Complaints alleging prohibited conduct shall be referred to the Board to be investigated according to the Board's procedures.B. A hearing on charges issued under Regulation .14A of this chapter or Health Occupations Article, §14-5B-14(a) Annotated Code of Maryland, shall be held in accordance with the hearing provisions of Health Occupations Article, §14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.C. Proceedings for crimes of moral turpitude, unde
10.32.10.16.htm 10.32.10.16. 16 Penalties, Fines, and Sanctioning Guidelines.. A. The Board may impose a civil fine of not more than $5,000 on an individual who is not licensed to practice radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medical technology, or radiology assistance in Maryland if the individual:1) Represents to the public in any way that the individual is authorized to practice radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiology assistance;2) Practices or attempts
10.32.10.17.htm 10.32.10.17. 17 Required Reports.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, an employer of a licensed radiation therapist, licensed radiographer, a licensed nuclear medical technologist, or licensed radiologist assistant shall report to the Board if the employer limits, reduces, or otherwise changes the responsibilities of or terminates a licensed therapist, licensed radiographer, licensed nuclear medical technologist, or licensed radiologist assistant for any reason that m
10.32.10.18.htm 10.32.10.18. 18 Fees.. The following fees are applicable to radiation therapists, radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, and radiologist assistants:A. Application for initial licensure fee . . . $150;. B. Renewal Fees:. 1) Renewal of license fee . . . $135; and. 2) Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) fee . . . As determined by MHCC under COMAR 10.25.03;. C. Reinstatement of license fee . . . $150;. D. Written verification fee . . . $25; and. 1) Duplicate license . . . $25;.
10.32.10.19.htm 10.32.10.19. 19 Sanctioning Guidelines for Radiation Therapists, Radiographers, Nuclear Radiation Technologists, and Radiologist Assistants.A. Subject to provisions of Regulation .16F and G of this chapter, the Board may impose sanctions as outlined in §B of this regulation on a radiation therapist, radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist, or radiologist assistant for violations of Health Occupations Article, §14-5B-14(a) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Range of Sanctions.. Minimum Fine.
10.32.10.9999.htm 10.32.10.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―12 adopted as an emergency provision effective February 16, 1990 (17:6 Md. R. 735) emergency status extended at 17:17 Md. R. 2076 and 18:3 Md. R. 301; emergency status expired July 1, 1991Regulations .01―11 adopted as an emergency provision effective July 2, 1991 (18:14 Md. R. 1607) emergency status expired January 1, 1992Regulation .01 amended effective March 1, 2004 (31:4 Md. R. 316).
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