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Title: Section 89.40 - Intravascular contrast media injection

Effective Date


89.40 Intravascular contrast media injection.

(a) The department may issue a certificate to administer contrast media intravenously to a licensed and registered radiologic technologist who fulfills the following requirements in a manner acceptable to the department:

(1) submits an application on a form provided by the department;

(2) submits documentation demonstrating satisfactory completion of an educational program, approved by the department, that offers education and training concerning venipuncture of a person’s upper extremity in a safe and effective manner, anatomy and physiology of venipuncture sites, venipuncture instruments, intravenous solutions and related equipment, techniques of intravenous line establishment, hazards and complications of venipuncture, post puncture care, the composition and purpose of an anti-anaphylaxis tray, and the recognition of adverse reactions to intravenous administration of contrast media; and

(3) has satisfactorily completed training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a course sponsored by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association or other sponsoring institution approved by the department.

(b) A radiologic technologist certified pursuant to this section may establish an intravenous line as part of a procedure requiring contrast media, administer a saline flush and inject intravenous contrast media, manually or by mechanical injector under the direct supervision of a licensed physician who is qualified in a medical specialty related to the radiological procedure.

(c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize a radiologic technologist certified pursuant to this section to perform arterial puncture, to determine the type or amount of contrast media to be injected or to administer or inject any medication other than contrast media.

(d) A radiologic technologist shall administer intravascular contrast media pursuant to the healthcare facility’s established policies and procedures governing such contrast media administration and the availability of personnel and equipment to treat adverse reactions.

(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of any person to administer or inject contrast media under any other law or under any rule or regulation of the commissioner, the department, the State Education Department or Board of Regents.

(f) Revocation or suspension of a license or registration shall be deemed a revocation or suspension of a certification issued pursuant to this section.


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