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Substitute Senate Bill No. 226

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-152

AN ACT CONCERNING RADIOGRAPHERS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 20-74bb of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) No person shall operate a medical x-ray system unless he has obtained a license as a radiographer from the department pursuant to this section. Each person seeking licensure as a radiographer shall make application on forms prescribed by the department, pay an application fee of one hundred dollars and present to the department satisfactory evidence that he (1) has completed a course of study in radiologic technology in a program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Association or its successor organization, or a course of study deemed equivalent to such accredited program by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and (2) has passed an examination prescribed by the department and administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

(b) From October 1, 1993, until January 1, 1995, a person seeking licensure pursuant to this section may present to the department satisfactory evidence that he has, from October 1, 1989, until October 1, 1994, practiced as a radiographer for at least thirty-six months, provided that any license issued pursuant to this subsection shall become void on October 1, 1997, unless the person has, on or before that date, presented to the department satisfactory evidence that he has met the requirement of subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of this section. ANY PERSON WHO (1) HAS TAKEN AND PASSED AN EXAMINATION BY THE AMERICAN REGISTRY OF RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS, THE AMERICAN REGISTRY OF CLINICAL RADIOLOGY TECHNOLOGISTS OR OTHER SIMILAR NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED EXAMINATION AND IS REGISTERED WITH SUCH REGISTRY, (2) HAS BEEN ENGAGED IN THE PRACTICE OF RADIOGRAPHY FOR NOT LESS THAN TWENTY YEARS AND (3) HAS NOT BEEN THE SUBJECT OF ANY INVESTIGATION OR COMPLAINT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH OR SIMILAR AGENCY, SHALL BE DEEMED TO HAVE MET THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUBDIVISIONS (1) AND (2) OF SUBSECTION (a) OF THIS SECTION.

(c) A radiographer licensed pursuant to subsection (c) of section 19a-14 AS AMENDED and sections 20-74aa to 20-74cc, inclusive, AS AMENDED and 20-74ee AS AMENDED shall operate a medical x-ray system under the supervision and upon the written order of a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370, an osteopathic physician licensed pursuant to chapter 371, a chiropractor licensed pursuant to chapter 372, a natureopath licensed pursuant to chapter 373, a podiatrist licensed pursuant to chapter 375, a dentist licensed pursuant to chapter 379 or a veterinarian licensed pursuant to chapter 384.

(d) Licenses shall be renewed annually in accordance with the provisions of section 19a-88 AS AMENDED. The fee for renewal shall be fifty dollars.

(e) No license shall be issued under this section to any applicant against whom professional disciplinary action is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint in this or any other state or territory.

(f) No person shall use the title "radiographer" unless he holds a license issued in accordance with this section.

(g) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SUBSECTION (a) OF THIS SECTION A GRADUATE OF A COURSE OF STUDY APPROVED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (1) OF SAID SUBSECTION MAY OPERATE A MEDICAL X-RAY SYSTEM PENDING THE RESULTS OF THE FIRST EXAMINATION FOR LICENSURE SCHEDULED FOLLOWING HIS GRADUATION, PROVIDED SUCH GRADUATE IS WORKING IN A HOSPITAL OR SIMILAR ORGANIZATION WHERE ADEQUATE SUPERVISION IS PROVIDED.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.

Approved May 31, 1996. Effective May 31, 1996.

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