CHAPTER 376c
RADIOGRAPHERS AND RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS

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Sec. 20-74bb. Qualifications for licensure. Scope of practice. License renewal. Practice pending examination.
Sec. 20-74dd. Performance of venipuncture and administration of medication.

      Sec. 20-74bb. Qualifications for licensure. Scope of practice. License renewal. Practice pending examination. (a) No person shall operate a medical x-ray system unless such person 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 such person (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) A radiographer licensed pursuant to this chapter may operate a medical x-ray system under the supervision and upon the written or verbal order of a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370, 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.

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

      (d) 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.

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

      (f) 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 for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty calendar days after the date of graduation, provided such graduate is working in a hospital or similar organization where adequate supervision is provided. If the person practicing pursuant to this subsection fails to pass the licensure examination, all privileges under this subsection shall cease.

      (g) Notwithstanding the requirements of this section, the commissioner shall grant a license to any person who submits satisfactory evidence that such person has a degree in radiography or identical field of study under a different designation from an institution of higher education authorized to grant degrees by the state or country where located, has a minimum of ten years' experience in the field of radiography, has a temporary license from the Department of Public Health and applies for licensure prior to January 1, 1998.

      (h) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (a) of this section, during the period from October 1, 2003, to October 31, 2003, inclusive, the commissioner shall grant a license to any person who (1) has practiced as a radiographer for at least ten years, one of which years was no earlier than two years from the date of application pursuant to this section, (2) holds a current registration as a radiation therapy technologist that was originally issued by the American Registry of Radiological Technologists on or before January 1, 1984, and (3) holds current licensure as a radiographer in another state, that was originally issued on or before January 1, 1984. No license shall be issued pursuant to this subsection to any applicant regarding whom disciplinary action was taken, is pending or who is the subject of an unresolved complaint.

      (P.A. 93-249, S. 2; P.A. 94-210, S. 21, 30; P.A. 96-152, S. 1, 2; P.A. 97-213, S. 5, 13; P.A. 99-102, S. 27; P.A. 02-89, S. 45; P.A. 03-240, S. 1; P.A. 04-221, S. 6; P.A. 07-252, S. 43.)

      History: P.A. 94-210 amended Subsec. (b) to extend dates from 1988 to 1989 and from 1993 to 1994, effective June 9, 1994; P.A. 96-152 added Subsec. (b) alternative qualifications for licensure and added Subsec. (g) allowing operation pending examination results, effective May 31, 1996; P.A. 97-213 added Subsec. (h) re granting of licenses to persons with a degree in radiography or identical field of study, effective June 26, 1997; P.A. 99-102 amended Subsec. (c) by deleting obsolete reference to an osteopathic physician licensed pursuant to chapter 371 and changing "shall" to "may" re operation of a medical x-ray system; P.A. 02-89 deleted Subsec. (b) authorizing a person seeking licensure to present satisfactory evidence to the department prior to January 1, 1995, that he has practiced as a radiographer for at least 36 months between October 1, 1989, and October 1, 1994, and providing that certain persons engaged in radiography for not less than 20 years shall be deemed to have met the requirements of Subsec. (a)(1) and (2), redesignated Subsecs. (c) to (h) as Subsecs. (b) to (g) and made technical changes throughout section for purposes of gender neutrality; P.A. 03-240 added Subsec. (h) re certain licensure requirements applicable from October 1, 2003, to October 31, 2003; P.A. 04-221 amended Subsec. (f) to limit period of practice pending examination results to 120 days and disallow practice upon failure of examination; P.A. 07-252 amended Subsec. (b) to replace reference to Secs. 19a-14(c), 20-74aa to 20-74cc and 20-74ee with "this chapter" and to authorize radiographers to operate medical x-ray systems upon verbal order of supervising licensed health care provider, effective July 12, 2007.

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      Sec. 20-74dd. Performance of venipuncture and administration of medication. A radiologic technologist licensed by the Department of Public Health may perform venipuncture and administer medication for diagnostic procedures.

      (P.A. 93-296, S. 9, 10; 93-381, S. 9, 39; 93-435, S. 59, 95; P.A. 95-257, S. 12, 21, 58; P.A. 07-252, S. 44.)

      History: P.A. 93-296 effective June 29, 1993; P.A. 93-381 and P.A. 93-435 authorized substitution of commissioner and department of public health and addiction services for commissioner and department of health services, effective July 1, 1993; P.A. 95-257 replaced Commissioner and Department of Public Health and Addiction Services with Commissioner and Department of Public Health, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 07-252 deleted reference to hospital as defined in Sec. 19a-490 and provisions specifying acceptable courses of study and qualifications for radiologic technologists and expanded scope of authority to administer medication for diagnostic procedures to apply to all medication, rather than intravenous medication, effective July 12, 2007.

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