|(a) A registered nurse who performs radiologic procedures
other than in a hospital that participates in the federal Medicare
program or that is accredited by The Joint Commission shall submit
an application for registration to the board and shall submit evidence
including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) current licensure as a registered nurse in the
State of Texas; and
(2) the name and business address of the practitioner
or director of radiological services under whose instruction or direction
the radiologic procedures are performed.
(b) After review by the board, notification of registration
shall be mailed to the registered nurse informing him/her that the
registration with the board has been completed.
(c) The registered nurse who is registered to perform
radiologic procedures pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall
notify the board within 30 days of any changes that would render the
information on the nurse's application incorrect, including but not
limited to any changes in the identity of the practitioner or director
of radiological procedures under whose instruction or direction the
radiologic procedures are performed.
(d) The registered nurse whose functions include radiologic
procedures must act within the scope of the Texas Nursing Practice
Act and the Board's rules and shall comply with the training requirements
and limitations of the Medical Radiologic Technologist Certification
Act and the Texas Department of State Health Rules, 25 TAC §§140.517
- 140.522. In addition, the registered nurse must be in compliance
with the Texas Medical Practice Act, the Texas Pharmacy Act, and any
applicable laws of the State of Texas.
(e) Any nurse who violates these rules shall be subject
to disciplinary action by the board under the Occupations Code Chapter
301 and the Board's rules.