(1) The Board of Radiologic Technology shall issue a limited permit to an applicant to practice in a limited area of radiologic technology if such applicant meets the requirements for a limited permit as provided in this section. Such limited permit shall state the category or categories for which the applicant has demonstrated competence and shall be limited to one of the categories listed below or as established by the board by rule:
(a) Upper extremities;
(b) Pelvis or lower extremities, or both;
(c) Chest and ribs;
(f) Abdomen; or
(g) Foot and ankle for podiatric use.
(2) Limited permits shall not be issued for contrast studies or special head studies such as tomography.
(3) Each applicant for a limited permit shall:
(a) Make an application in writing;
(b) Pay an application fee in an amount set by the board;
(c) Be at least 18 years of age;
(d) Have successfully passed a board-approved course of instruction in radiation use and safety consisting of the number of hours of instruction required by the board by rule;
(e) Have successfully completed a course of instruction approved by the board and taught by a board-approved, licensed, registered radiologic technologist in laboratory practice specific to each category for which the applicant seeks a limited permit, with the instructor’s certifying to the board that the applicant has completed the course in those categories applied for;
(f) Have successfully completed a practical experience program approved by the board, specific to each category for which the applicant seeks a limited permit. Such program shall include operation of an energized X-ray machine under the supervision of a registered radiologic technologist;
(g) Have paid the examination fee set by board rule to reflect the actual cost of the examination; and
(h) Have successfully passed an oral or written examination, or both, conducted by or approved by the board in radiation use and safety and in those categories in which the applicant seeks a limited permit.
(4) Upon meeting the requirements of this section, the board shall issue a limited permit to the applicant. A limited permit shall be renewed every two years on the first day of the month of the anniversary date of the permittee’s birthday subject to ORS 688.505 and payment of a fee in an amount set by the board. Any limited permit that is not renewed as provided in this subsection expires. The board may renew any expired limited permit upon payment of a delinquent fee in an amount set by the board plus the biennial renewal fee.
(5) Every person issued a limited permit shall notify the board in writing of the name of each licensed practitioner supervising permittee’s performance of diagnostic X-ray technology and shall only perform diagnostic X-ray technology while being supervised by a licensed practitioner. In the event permittee subsequently is supervised by a licensed practitioner other than the person whose name was initially furnished to the board, the board shall be immediately notified in writing.
(6) A temporary license or limited permit may be issued by the board without examination to a graduate of or a student enrolled in an approved school of radiologic technology or limited permit course of instruction upon application and payment of a registration fee in an amount set by the board if the person practices as a diagnostic radiologic technologist or radiation therapist under the supervision of a licensed practitioner. A temporary license or limited permit is valid for a period of six months and may be renewed by the board for one six-month period only.
(7) At the discretion of the board a temporary limited permit may be issued by the board without examination to a person upon application and payment of a registration fee in an amount set by the board if the person practices diagnostic radiologic technology under the supervision of a licensed practitioner and if the person is enrolled in an approved course of instruction in radiation use and safety. Such a temporary limited permit shall be valid for a period of three months and shall not be renewed by the board except as provided under subsection (6) of this section.
(8) In addition to the temporary license or limited permit authorized by this section, the board may authorize a permit authorizing its holder to be an X-ray bone densitometry operator. The operator must meet standards of training established by the board by rule. The applicant shall pay a nonrefundable fee fixed by the board and the permit may be issued for a period of two years and may be renewed upon payment of a fixed renewal fee. [1977 c.534 §14; 1979 c.443 §4; 1979 c.449 §1; 1981 c.603 §4; 1985 c.325 §2; 1989 c.214 §3; 1989 c.337 §1; 1991 c.535 §2; 1993 c.247 §3; 1995 c.124 §1; 1997 c.106 §2; 1997 c.367 §3; 1999 c.517 §7; 1999 c.522 §1]Section: Previous 688.455 688.465 688.475 688.480 688.485 688.495 688.505 688.515 688.520 688.525 688.545 688.555 688.557 688.560 688.565 Next
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