SB 1236 Creates the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance Act
Sponsor:Kennedy Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:4386S.01I Fiscal Note:4386-01
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections
Last Action:02/16/04 - Second Read and Referred S Financial & Governmental Journal page:S319
Organization, Veterans' Affairs & Elections Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

SB 1236 - This act creates the Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Quality Assurance Act. Any person administering medical imaging and radiation therapy procedures is required to be licensed by the newly created Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Board of Examiners. Such Board shall be located with the division of professional registration. The act exempts certain health care professionals, such as physicians, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists, registered nurses and certain qualified persons currently practicing medical imaging and radiation therapy from the licensure requirements.

Certain education and experience requirements are enacted for applicants to be licensed as radiographers, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists and dental radiographers. Medical facilities, dental facilities, educational institutions and other public and private institutions wishing to offer programs in medical imaging and radiation therapy must meet certain requirements of the Board. The Board is granted additional powers to adopt rules, give examinations, issue temporary licenses, require continuing education as part of the renewal of a license renewal, and to discipline licensees. The Board shall investigate complaints, file charges, hold hearings, render judgements and hear appeals when warranted to seek discipline of a licensee. Further, the Board is granted subpoena power for the appearance of witnesses.

Any violation of this act shall be a Class A misdemeanor.

This act is identical to HB 1214 (2004).