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TITLE 25HEALTH SERVICES
PART 1DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES
CHAPTER 140HEALTH PROFESSIONS REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER JMEDICAL RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGISTS
RULE §140.517Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants Performing Radiologic Procedures

(a) An appropriately trained registered nurse (RN) or physician assistant (PA) may perform the following procedures:

  (1) administration of radio-pharmaceuticals, performed by an RN or physician assistant who is appropriately trained as authorized by the department's Radiation Control Program for licensure of radioactive materials and who meets the training requirements identified in §140.518 of this title (relating to Mandatory Training Programs for Non-Certified Technicians) or §140.522 of this title (relating to Alternate Training Requirements); administration does not include preparation or dispensing as regulated under the authority of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.

  (2) fluoroscopy by an RN or physician assistant who assists in the performance of the procedure under the direct supervision of a practitioner.

  (3) spine radiography lumbar oblique views performed by an RN or physician assistant who performs the procedure under the supervision of a practitioner.

  (4) shoulder girdle radiographs--AP and lateral shoulder views, AP clavicle and AP scapula performed by an RN or physician assistant who performs the procedure under the direct supervision of a practitioner.

  (5) sternum radiographs performed by an RN or physician assistant under the direct supervision of a practitioner; and

  (6) radiographic procedures which utilize contrast media, performed by an RN or physician assistant who assists in the performance of the procedure under the supervision of a practitioner.

  (7) pediatric radiography performed by an RN or physician assistant who is appropriately trained, as set out in §140.518 or §140.522 of this title.

(b) Appropriately trained in this section means an RN or physician assistant must be trained under §140.518 of this title or §140.522 of this title, or have been approved to perform radiologic procedures under a hardship exemption granted under §140.520 of this title (relating to Hardship Exemptions), in addition to performing the listed procedure under the direction and supervision of a practitioner. Subsections (a)(2), (a)(5), and (a)(6) of this section shall not be construed to authorize an RN or physician assistant to independently perform fluoroscopy or procedures utilizing contrast media.


Source Note: The provisions of this §140.517 adopted to be effective November 20, 2008, 33 TexReg 9250

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