SCS/SB 926 - After January 1, 2019, this act requires licensure by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts in order to perform radiologic imaging or radiation therapy procedures on humans for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. The act authorizes the Board to establish licensure and scope of practice standards for any person performing nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, radiography, and radiologist assistant procedures and to limited x-ray machine operators.
This act creates the Radiologic Imaging and Radiation Therapy Advisory Committee, which shall guide, advise, and make recommendations to the Board in matters relating to radiologic imaging and radiation therapy.
The Board has the power to: promulgate rules for the issuance of licenses, charge and collect fees, promulgate rules and procedures for the denial, suspension, revocation, or refusal to renew a license, create alternative licensure requirements for remote areas of the state, and other actions as described in the act.
A person who violates any provision of the act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. The Board may assess a civil penalty after factors set forth in the act are considered.
Someone currently engaged in the practice of radiologic imaging and radiation therapy may be exempted from the licensure requirement, if he or she complies with specific requirements as described in the act.
This act is similar to HB 2468 (2018), SCS/SB 407 (2017), HB 789 (2017), HB 601 (2017), SB 1114 (2016), and HB 2613 (2016).