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18VAC85-101-25

18VAC85-101-25. Fees.

A. Unless otherwise provided, fees listed in this section shall not be refundable.

B. Initial licensure fees.

1. The application fee for radiologic technologist licensure shall be $130.

2. The application fee for the radiologic technologist-limited licensure shall be $90.

3. All examination fees shall be determined by and made payable as designated by the board.

C. Licensure renewal and reinstatement for a radiologic technologist.

1. The fee for active license renewal for a radiologic technologist shall be $135, and for a radiologic technologist-limited shall be $70. The the fee for inactive license renewal for a radiologic technologist shall be $70 and for a radiologic technologist-limited shall be $35.

2. An additional fee of $50 for a radiologic technologist and $25 for a radiologic technologist-limited to cover administrative costs for processing a late renewal application within one renewal cycle shall be imposed by the board.

3. The fee for reinstatement of a license that has lapsed for a period of two years or more shall be $180 for a radiologic technologist and $120 for a radiologic technologist-limited and shall be submitted with an application for licensure reinstatement.

4. The fee for reinstatement of a license pursuant to §54.1-2408.2 of the Code of Virginia shall be $2,000.

D. Licensure renewal and reinstatement for a radiologic technologist-limited.

1. The fee for active license renewal shall be $70, and the fee for inactive license renewal shall be $35.

2. An additional fee of $25 to cover administrative costs for processing a late renewal application within one renewal cycle shall be imposed by the board.

3. The fee for reinstatement of a license that has lapsed for a period of two years or more shall be $120 and shall be submitted with an application for licensure reinstatement.

4. The fee for reinstatement of a license pursuant to §54.1-2408.2 of the Code of Virginia shall be $2,000.

E. Other fees.

1. The application fee for a traineeship as a radiologic technologist or a radiologic technologist-limited shall be $25.

2. The fee for a letter of good standing or verification to another state for licensure shall be $10; the fee for certification of grades scores to another jurisdiction shall be $25.

3. The fee for a returned check shall be $35.

4. The fee for a duplicate license shall be $5.00, and the fee for a duplicate wall certificate shall be $15.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 9, eff. February 8, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 9, eff. February 7, 2007; amended, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-101-40

18VAC85-101-40. Licensure requirements.

A. An applicant for board licensure shall:

1. Meet the educational requirements specified in 18VAC85-101-30;

2. Submit the required application, fee, and credentials to the board; and

3. Submit evidence of passage of the ARRT certification examination with a minimum passing score acceptable to the board.

B. If an applicant has been licensed or certified in another jurisdiction, he shall provide on the application information on the status of each license or certificate held and verification from that jurisdiction of any current, unrestricted license.

C. An applicant who fails the ARRT examination shall follow the policies and procedures of the ARRT for successive attempts.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 and Chapter 29 (§54.1-2900 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 4, eff. December 8, 1999; Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003; amended, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-101-50

18VAC85-101-50. Traineeship for unlicensed graduate.

A. An applicant who is an unlicensed graduate of an ARRT acceptable program may be employed as a trainee under the direct supervision of a licensed radiologic technologist, or doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or podiatry.

B. The graduate shall submit an application for a traineeship to the board for review and approval by the Chairman of the Advisory Board on Radiological Technology or his designee.

C. The traineeship shall terminate 14 working days after receipt by the candidate of the licensure examination results. The unlicensed graduate may reapply for a new traineeship while awaiting to take the next examination.

D. An unlicensed graduate may serve in a traineeship for a period not to exceed two years or through three unsuccessful attempts of the licensure examination, whichever comes first. After such time, the graduate shall apply to the Radiologic Advisory Board on Radiological Technology Advisory Committee for approval to continue in practice as a trainee.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 4, eff. December 8, 1999; Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003; Volume 23, Issue 15, eff. May 2, 2007; amended, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-101-55

Part III
Licensure Requirements - Radiologic Technologist-Limited

18VAC85-101-55. Educational requirements for radiologic technologists-limited.

A. An applicant for licensure as a radiologic technologist-limited shall be trained by one of the following:

1. Successful completion of a program that is directed by a radiologic technologist with a bachelor's degree and current ARRT certification, has instructors who are licensed radiologic technologists or doctors of medicine or osteopathic medicine who are board certified in radiology, and has a minimum of the following coursework:

a. Image production/equipment operation - 25 clock hours;

b. Radiation protection - 15 clock hours; and

c. Radiographic procedures in the anatomical area of the radiologic technologist-limited's practice - 10 clock hours taught by a radiologic technologist with current ARRT certification or a licensed doctor of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry or chiropractic;

2. An ACRRT-approved program;

3. The ISCD certification course for bone densitometry; or

4. Any other program acceptable to the board.

B. A radiologic technologist-limited who has been trained through the ACRRT-approved program or the ISCD certification course and who also wishes to be authorized to perform x-rays in other anatomical areas shall meet the requirements of subdivision A 1 of this section.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-101-60

18VAC85-101-60. Examination Licensure requirements.

A. An applicant for licensure by examination as a radiologic technologist-limited shall submit:

1. The required application and fee as prescribed by the board;

2. Evidence of successful completion of an examination as required in this section; and

3. Evidence of completion of training as required in 18VAC85-101-70 18VAC85-101-55.

B. To qualify for limited licensure to practice under the direction of a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, or chiropractic osteopathic medicine, with the exception of practice in bone densitometry, the applicant shall:

1. Provide evidence that he has received a passing score as determined by the board on the core section of the ARRT examination for Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography;

2. Meet one of the following requirements:

a. Provide evidence that he has received a passing score, as determined by the board, on the section of the ARRT examination on specific radiographic procedures, depending on the anatomical areas in which the applicant intends to practice; or

b. Until the ARRT offers an examination for limited licensure in the radiographic procedures of the abdomen and pelvis, the applicant may qualify for a limited license by submission of a notarized statement from a licensed radiologic technologist or doctor of medicine or osteopathy attesting to the applicant's training and competency to practice in that anatomical area as follows:

(1) To perform radiographic procedures on the abdomen or pelvis, the applicant shall have successfully performed during the traineeship at least 25 radiologic examinations of the abdomen or pelvis in a traineeship under the direct supervision and observation of a licensed radiologic technologist or a doctor of medicine or osteopathy. The notarized statement shall further attest to the applicant's competency in the areas of radiation safety, positioning, patient instruction, anatomy, pathology and technical factors.

(2) When a section is added to the limited license examination by the ARRT that includes the abdomen and pelvis, the applicant shall provide evidence that he has received a passing score on that portion of the examination as determined by the board; and

3. Provide evidence of having successfully performed in a traineeship at least 10 radiologic examinations in the anatomical area for which he is seeking licensure under the direct supervision and observation of a licensed radiologic technologist or a doctor of medicine or osteopathy. A notarized statement from the supervising practitioner shall attest to the applicant's competency in the areas of radiation safety, positioning, patient instruction, anatomy, pathology and technical factors.

C. To qualify for limited licensure to practice in bone densitometry under the direction of a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, or chiropractic, the applicant shall either:

1. Provide evidence that he has received a passing score as determined by the board on the core section of the ARRT examination for Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography; and

a. The applicant shall provide a notarized statement from a licensed radiologic technologist or doctor of medicine, osteopathy, or chiropractic attesting to the applicant's training and competency to practice in that anatomical area. The applicant shall have successfully performed at least 10 examinations for bone density under the direct supervision and observation of a licensed radiologic technologist or a doctor of medicine or osteopathy; or

b. When a section is added to the limited license examination by the ARRT that includes bone densitometry, the applicant shall provide evidence that he has received a passing score on that portion of the examination as determined by the board; or

2. Provide evidence that he has taken and passed an examination resulting in certification in bone densitometry from the ISCD or any other substantially equivalent credential acceptable to the board.

D. To qualify for a limited license in the anatomical areas of the spine or extremities or in bone densitometry to practice under the direction of a doctor of chiropractic, the applicant shall provide evidence that he has met the appropriate requirements of subsection B, taken and passed the appropriate requirements of subsection C for bone densitometry only, or taken and passed an examination by the ACRRT.

E. To qualify for a limited license in the anatomical area of the foot and ankle to practice under the direction of a doctor of podiatry, the applicant shall provide evidence that he has taken and passed an examination acceptable to the board.

F. An applicant who fails the examination shall be allowed two more attempts to pass the examination after which he shall reapply and take additional educational hours which meet the criteria of 18VAC85-101-70.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 and Chapter 29 (§54.1-2900 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 4, eff. December 8, 1999; Volume 19, Issue 1, eff. October 23, 2002; Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003; amended, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-101-70

18VAC85-101-70. Educational requirements for radiologic technologists-limited. (Repealed.)

A. An applicant for licensure as a radiologic technologist-limited shall be trained by one of the following:

1. Successful completion of a program which is directed by a radiologic technologist with a bachelor's degree and current ARRT certification, has instructors who are licensed radiologic technologists, and has a minimum of the following coursework:

a. Image Production/Equipment Operation —25 clock hours;

b. Radiation Protection —15 clock hours; and

c. Radiographic procedures in the anatomical area of the radiologic technologist-limited's practice —10 clock hours taught by a radiologic technologist with current ARRT certification or a licensed doctor of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry or chiropractic;

2. An ACRRT approved program;

3. The ISCD certification course for bone densitometry; or

4. Any other program acceptable to the board.

B. A radiologic technologist-limited who has been trained through the ACRRT-approved program or the ISCD certification course and who also wishes to be authorized to perform x-rays in other anatomical areas shall meet the requirements of subdivision A 1 of this section.

Statutory Authority

§§54.1-2400 and 54.1-2956.8:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 4, eff. December 8, 1999; Volume 19, Issue 1, eff. October 23, 2002; repealed, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-101-150

Part VI
Renewal of Licensure

18VAC85-101-150. Biennial renewal of license.

A. A radiologic technologist or radiologic technologist-limited who intends to continue practice shall renew his license biennially during his birth month in each odd-numbered year and pay to the board the prescribed renewal fee.

B. A license that has not been renewed by the first day of the month following the month in which renewal is required shall be expired.

C. An additional fee as prescribed in 18VAC85-101-125 18VAC85-101-25 shall be imposed by the board.

D. On and after January 1, 2005, in In order to renew an active license as a radiologic technologist, a licensee shall attest to having completed 24 hours of continuing education as acceptable to and documented by the ARRT within the last biennium. At least 12 of the hours must be acceptable to the ARRT as Category A.

E. On and after January 1, 2005, in In order to renew an active license as a radiologic technologist-limited, a licensee shall attest to having completed 12 hours of Category A continuing education within the last biennium that corresponds to the anatomical areas in which the limited licensee practices. Hours shall be acceptable to and documented by the ARRT, or by the ACRRT for limited licensees whose scope of practice is chiropractic, or by any other entity approved by the board for limited licensees whose scope of practice is podiatry or bone densitometry.

F. Other provisions for continuing education shall be as follows:

1. A practitioner shall be exempt from the continuing education requirements for the first biennial renewal following the date of initial licensure in Virginia.

2. The practitioner shall retain in his records the completed form provided by the board the Continued Competency Activity and Assessment Form available on the board's website with all supporting documentation for a period of four years following the renewal of an active license.

3. The board shall periodically conduct a random audit of its active licensees to determine compliance. The practitioners selected for the audit shall provide all supporting documentation within 30 days of receiving notification of the audit.

4. Failure to comply with these requirements may subject the licensee to disciplinary action by the board.

5. The board may grant an extension of the deadline for satisfying continuing competency requirements, for up to one year, for good cause shown upon a written request from the licensee prior to the renewal date.

6. The board may grant an exemption for all or part of the requirements for circumstances beyond the control of the licensee, such as temporary disability, mandatory military service, or officially declared disasters.

Statutory Authority

§54.1-2400 and Chapter 29 (§54.1-2900 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 17, eff. June 6, 2001; Volume 19, Issue 1, eff. October 23, 2002; Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003; amended, Volume 24, Issue 20, eff. July 24, 2008.

18VAC85-101-166:1

FORMS

Instructions for Completing an Application for Licensure as a Radiologic Technologist By Examination/Endorsement (rev. 6/04).

Application for a License as a Radiologic Technologist (rev. 6/04).

Form A, Claims History Sheet (rev. 6/04).

Form B, Activity Questionnaire (rev. 6/04).

Form C, Clearance from Other States (rev. 6/04).

Form E, Certification Request from ARRT (rev. 6/04).

Form F, Traineeship Application (rev. 6/04).

Form L, Certificate of Radiologic Technology Education (eff. 6/04).

Instructions for Completing an Application for Licensure as a Radiologic Technologist-Limited (rev. 6/04).

Application for a License to Practice Radiologic Technology-Limited (rev. 6/04).

Form T/A (1) and T/A (2), Radiologic Technologist-Limited Training Application for Abdomen/Pelvis pursuant to Virginia Regulations 18VAC85-101-60 B (3) (rev. 6/04).

Form T/C (1) and T/C (2), Radiologic Technologist-Limited Clinical Training Application (rev. 6/04).

Form T/E, Radiologic Technologist-Limited Traineeship Application (rev. 6/04).

Instructions for Completing Reinstatement of Radiologic Technology Licensure (rev. 4/04).

Application for Reinstatement of License to Practice Radiologic Technologist (eff. 4/04).

Instructions for Completing Reinstatement of Radiologic Technologist-Limited Licensure (rev. 4/04).

Application for Reinstatement of License to Practice Radiologic Technologist-Limited (eff. 4/04).

License Renewal Notice and Application, 0120 Radiologic Technologist (rev. 11/02).

License Renewal Notice and Application, 0122 Limited Radiologic Technologist (eff. 11/02).

Application for Registration for Volunteer Practice (eff. 12/02).

Sponsor Certification for Volunteer Registration (eff. 1/03).

Continued Competency Activity and Assessment Form (eff. 7/08).