Subchapter F. PERFORMANCE OF RADIOLOGICAL PROCEDURES BY AUXILIARY PERSONNEL


Sec.


5.61.    Definitions.
5.62.    Auxiliary personnel who may perform radiological procedures.
5.63.    Application for examination.
5.64.    [Reserved].

§ 5.61. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   ACRRT—The American Chiropractic Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

   ARRT—The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

   Auxiliary personnel—A person other than a physician, dentist, podiatrist or chiropractor.

   Direct supervision—aintenance of control over the performance of a radiological procedure by personally authorizing the performance of the procedure only under specific instructions and monitoring the performance of the procedure to ensure compliance with the instructions.

   Ionizing radiation—Gamma rays and x-rays; alpha and beta particles, high-speed electrons, neutrons, protons and other nuclear particles. The term does not include ultrasound, sound or radio waves or visible, infrared or ultraviolet light.

   Premises of a licensee—A location at which a licensee practices chiropractic, other than a health care facility regulated by the Department of Health, Department of Public Welfare or the Federal government.

   Radiological procedure—A diagnostic imaging procedure that utilizes ionizing radiation.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  5.61 issued under section 522 of the Chiropractic Practice Act (63 P. S. §  625.522).

Source

   The provisions of this §  5.61 adopted August 21, 1987, effective August 22, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 3477.

§ 5.62. Auxiliary personnel who may perform radiological procedures.

 Auxiliary personnel who have passed an examination in radiological procedures approved by the Board, the State Board of Medicine or the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine as determined by the relevant Board, or an examination in radiography of ARRT or ACRRT, as determined by ARRT or ACRRT, may apply ionizing radiation to patients for diagnostic purposes on the premises of a licensee under the direct supervision of the licensee. The licensee is not required to personally observe performance of the procedure but shall be on the premises when an x-ray is taken.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  5.62 issued under section 522 of the Chiropractic Practice Act (63 P. S. §  625.522).

Source

   The provisions of this §  5.62 adopted August 21, 1987, effective August 22, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 3477.

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  5.81 (relating to unprofessional and immoral conduct).

§ 5.63. Application for examination.

 Applications by auxiliary personnel for the examination in radiological procedures approved by the Board shall be submitted directly to the testing service, with the required fee set by the testing service.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  5.63 issued under section 522 of the Chiropractic Practice Act (63 P.S. §  625.522); amended under section 302(3) of the Chiropractic Practice Act (63 P.S. §  625.302(3).

Source

   The provisions of this §  5.63 adopted August 21, 1987, effective August 22, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 3477; amended June 23, 2017, effective June 24, 2017, 47 Pa.B. 3494. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (208587).

§ 5.64. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  5.64 adopted August 21, 1987, effective August 22, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 3477; reserved August 26, 1988, effective August 27, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 3807. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (121462).



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