10.32.10.13

.13 Renewal and Reinstatement.

A. Renewal.

(1) 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:

(a) Completing a renewal application on a form approved by the Board;

(b) Paying a renewal fee as specified in Regulation .18 of this chapter; and

(c) Attesting to one of the following:

(i) Completion of 24 hours of approved continuing education earned during the 2-year period preceding the date of the renewal application;

(ii) Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registration; or

(iii) Active certification by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

(2) An individual who has been licensed by the Board as a radiologist assistant shall renew the license every 2 years on the date specified by the Board by:

(a) Completing a renewal application on a form approved by the Board;

(b) Paying a renewal fee as specified in Regulation .18 of this chapter;

(c) Attesting to one of the following:

(i) Completion of 50 hours of approved continuing education earned during the 2-year period preceding the date of the renewal application; or

(ii) Current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registration as a radiologist assistant.

(3) Continuing education hours that are used to satisfy the continuing education requirement for renewal of a license as a radiographer may also be used to satisfy the continuing education requirement for a radiologist assistant.

(4) Approved continuing education is as follows:

(a) In-service programs at a hospital or related institution as defined in Health-General Article, §19-301, Annotated Code of Maryland, or a health maintenance organization certified by the State; or

(b) Programs relevant to the practice of a radiation therapist, radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist, or radiologist assistant approved by the:

(i) American College of Radiology or its chapters;

(ii) Maryland Society of Radiologic Technologists;

(iii) Mideastern Chapter—Society of Nuclear Medicine—Technologist Section;

(iv) Mideastern Chapter—Society of Nuclear Medicine or the District of Columbia Chapter of the American College of Radiology;

(v) American Medical Association;

(vi) MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society; or

(vii) American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

(5) The continuing education requirement applies to all renewal applications after the first renewal.

B. Reinstatement. A person who has been licensed by the Board as a radiation therapist, radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist, or radiologist assistant and who has allowed the license to lapse shall apply for reinstatement by:

(1) Completing a reinstatement application on a form approved by the Board;

(2) Paying a reinstatement fee as defined in Regulation .18 of this chapter; and

(3) Documenting evidence of:

(a) For a radiographer, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist, meeting at least one of the requirements specified in §A(1)(c) of this regulation; or

(b) For a radiologist assistant, meeting at least one of the requirements specified in §A(2)(c) of this regulation.