CHAPTER 376c
RADIOGRAPHERS, RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS
AND RADIOLOGIST ASSISTANTS

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Sec. 20-74ee. Construction of chapter.

      Sec. 20-74ee. Construction of chapter. (a)(1) Nothing in subsection (c) of section 19a-14, sections 20-74aa to 20-74cc, inclusive, and this section shall be construed to require licensure as a radiographer or to limit the activities 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.

      (2) Nothing in subsection (c) of section 19a-14, sections 20-74aa to 20-74cc, inclusive, and this section shall be construed to require licensure as a radiographer or to limit the activities of a dental hygienist licensed pursuant to chapter 379a, provided such dental hygienist is engaged in the taking of dental x-rays under the general supervision of a dentist licensed pursuant to chapter 379.

      (3) Nothing in subsection (c) of section 19a-14, sections 20-74aa to 20-74cc, inclusive, and this section shall be construed to require licensure as a radiographer or to limit the activities of: (A) A dental assistant as defined in section 20-112a, provided such dental assistant is engaged in the taking of dental x-rays under the supervision and control of a dentist licensed pursuant to chapter 379 and can demonstrate successful completion of the dental radiography portion of an examination prescribed by the Dental Assisting National Board, or (B) a dental assistant student, intern or trainee pursuing practical training in the taking of dental x-rays provided such activities constitute part of a supervised course or training program and such person is designated by a title which clearly indicates such person's status as a student, intern or trainee.

      (4) Nothing in subsection (c) of section 19a-14, sections 20-74aa to 20-74cc, inclusive, and this section shall be construed to require licensure as a radiographer or to limit the activities of a technologist certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, provided such individual is engaged in the operation of a bone densitometry system under the supervision, control and responsibility of a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 370.

      (5) Nothing in subsection (c) of section 19a-14, sections 20-74aa to 20-74cc, inclusive, and this section shall be construed to require licensure as a radiographer or to limit the activities of a podiatric medical assistant, provided such podiatric assistant is engaged in taking of podiatric x-rays under the supervision and control of a podiatrist licensed pursuant to chapter 375 and can demonstrate successful completion of the podiatric radiography exam as prescribed by the Connecticut Board of Podiatry Examiners.

      (6) Nothing in subsection (c) of section 19a-14, sections 20-74aa to 20-74cc, inclusive, and this section shall be construed to require licensure as a radiographer or to limit the activities of a physician assistant, licensed and supervised pursuant to chapter 370, who is engaged in the use of fluoroscopy for guidance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures or from positioning and utilizing a mini C-arm in conjunction with fluoroscopic procedures.

      (b) No provision of subsection (c) of section 19a-14, sections 20-74aa to 20-74cc, inclusive, and this section shall be construed to prohibit students enrolled in 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 from performing such work as is incidental to their course of study.

      (P.A. 93-249, S. 4; P.A. 95-271, S. 29, 40; P.A. 99-102, S. 28; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2, S. 25, 72; P.A. 05-213, S. 4; P.A. 08-184, S. 37; P.A. 09-232, S. 50; P.A. 11-242, S. 40.)

      History: P.A. 95-271 extended from 1995 to 1996 the time within which a dental assistant must demonstrate successful completion of the dental radiography examination and added the exemption for certain technologists engaged in the operation of a bone densitometry system, effective July 6, 1995; P.A. 99-102 amended Subsec. (a) by deleting obsolete references to osteopathic physicians licensed pursuant to chapter 371; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 99-2 amended Subsec. (a) by adding provision prohibiting construction of specified statutes as requiring licensure or limiting activities of podiatric medical assistants, effective July 1, 1999; P.A. 05-213 amended Subsec. (a) by dividing provisions into Subdivs. (1) to (5), removing "by January 1, 1996," re dental assistants who take dental x-rays to demonstrate successful completion of the dental radiography portion of a qualifying exam and making technical changes; P.A. 08-184 amended Subsec. (a)(3) by designating existing provision re dental assistant as Subpara. (A) and adding Subpara. (B) re licensure requirements for radiographer not being applicable to dental assistant student, intern or trainee pursuing practical training in taking of dental x-rays, effective June 12, 2008; P.A. 09-232 added Subsec. (a)(6) prohibiting construction of specified statutes as requiring licensure as a radiographer or limiting the activities of a physician assistant who is engaged in use of fluoroscopy, effective July 8, 2009; P.A. 11-242 amended Subsec. (a)(4) to substitute "technologist certified by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry" for "Nuclear Medicine Technologist certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board".

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