EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

Section 89.3 - Registration

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

Section 89.3 Registration

(a) The department may issue a certificate of registration to a sponsoring institution with an educational program that is recognized by the department as leading to licensure as a radiologic technologist if a sponsoring institution fulfills the following requirements in a manner acceptable to the department:

(1) files an application for registration with the department on such forms as the department may prescribe;

(2) provides documentation describing the sponsoring institution’s financial resources, instructional curriculum, faculty, classroom and clinical facilities, student policies and administrative organization;

(3) passes a site inspection of the sponsoring institution's administrative, didactic and clinical facilities conducted by the department, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology or other accrediting body approved by the department; and,

(4) upon request, provides documentation from any accrediting organization of any certification or approval of the educational program.

(b) In the event that the department finds deficiencies in an educational program offered by a sponsoring institution seeking a certificate of registration, the department may issue a provisional certificate of registration to a sponsoring institution if the sponsoring institution agrees in writing to correct deficiencies in the educational program within a period of time specified by the department.

(c) The department may deny, revoke or suspend a certificate of registration or a provisional certificate of registration upon a determination by the department that:

(1) the sponsoring institution has not, or is not likely to comply with this Part, applicable regulations, or the Public Health Law;

(2) the sponsoring institution has not complied with the standards and policies of the accrediting organization that approved or recognized its educational program; or,

(3) the educational program does not have any students for a period of two successive years. The department shall notify the sponsoring institution of its intent to deny, revoke or terminate a certificate of registration or provisional certificate of registration. The sponsoring institution may, within 30 days of notification, petition the department in writing for a review. The sponsoring institution shall then be given the opportunity to be heard by the commissioner or his or her designee.

(d) A sponsoring institution whose registration has been suspended or revoked pursuant to this section shall not be eligible to apply for a new registration until such time as the deficiencies have been corrected to the satisfaction of the department.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Section 89.4 - Educational Program Standards

Section 89.4 Educational Program Standards.
(a) In addition to meeting all applicable provisions of this Part, a sponsoring institution with an educational program registered with the department shall:

(1) ensure that the educational program curriculum includes current didactic and clinical standards set by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the Society of Nuclear Medicine or other accrediting organization approved by the department;

(2) ensure that clinical training will occur at hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or other accrediting organizations approved by the department or at other clinical facilities approved by the department;

(3) conform to all provisions relating to radiation safety standards as prescribed in applicable regulations;

(4) submit or make available to the department such information or records as the department requests and shall permit the department to perform site inspections.

(b) The sponsoring institution shall ensure, as applicable, that, while engaging in clinical practice:

(1) all radiography students are under the supervision of diagnostic radiologists;

(2) all radiation therapy students are under the supervision of a radiation oncologist; and,

(3) all nuclear medicine technology students are under the supervision of an authorized user.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Section 89.5 - Students

Section 89.5 Students.

(a) A sponsoring institution shall report in writing to the department the name of each student who has successfully completed the radiologic technology course of study within 30 days of such completion.

(b) A sponsoring institution shall ensure that students do not apply radiation to a human being for clinical practice until they have completed instruction in, and have understanding of radiation safety as it pertains to protecting themselves, patients and personnel from unnecessary exposure to radiation. This instruction shall include practical experience using phantoms or other non-human devices. The sponsoring institution shall ensure that the initial applications of radiation to human beings by students shall be under the personal supervision of a radiologist, radiographer, radiation therapist or nuclear medicine technologists, as applicable, until the student’s performance has been evaluated as satisfactory.

(c) Notwithstanding the requirements of section 16.11(a)(1) of the State Sanitary Code, a sponsoring institution shall provide all students with a personal radiation monitoring device during their radiologic technology course of study. The sponsoring institution shall ensure that student exposure to radiation shall be within the occupational limits prescribed by the applicable regulations and shall routinely inform students of their radiation exposure readings.

(d) A sponsoring institution shall ensure that its students apply radiation to human beings only at its clinical facilities and only for the purpose of clinical practice in the use of medical imaging or radiation therapy equipment.

(e) A sponsoring institution shall ensure that students enrolled in and attending a radiologic technology program shall wear at all times, while at any of the sponsoring institution's clinical facilities, identification tags that conspicuously shows their name and title as "STUDENT, Radiographer" or "STUDENT, Radiation Therapist", or "STUDENT, Nuclear Medicine Technologist", as appropriate. A sponsoring institution shall issue identification tags only to enrolled students and shall collect the identification tag of each student who graduates or withdraws from the school.

(f) A sponsoring institution may assign students to clinical practice on evenings, nights, weekends or legal holidays, provided that such clinical assignments:

(1) shall be given only to students in the final six months of training;

(2) shall not exceed a total of 80 hours;

(3) shall not result in the student attending in excess of eight hours in a 24-hour period of combined classroom and clinical assignments; and,

(4) shall be based upon a written plan and adequately maintained records, which include the designation of a radiologic technologist to supervise each such assignment.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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Section 89.6 Repealed

Section 89.7 Repealed

Section 89.8 Repealed

Section 89.9 Repealed