Current through Reg. 47, No. 249; December 28, 2021
Before assisting with managing patients
undergoing radiation therapy treatments or assisting with radiation therapy
technology duties as specified in Section 468.302(3)(d), Florida Statutes, a
general radiographer must submit the following documents to the department:
An oath or affirmation stating their
desire to assist with managing patients undergoing radiation therapy treatments
1. Their full name, birth
date, general radiographer certificate number, mailing address, and phone
2. The full name, Florida
certificate number, and ARRT registration number of the radiation therapy
technologist who the general radiographer will assist.
3. The full name and Florida license number
of the physician who will provide general supervision of the general
of successful completion of a training program as specified in the Therapy
Assistance by General Radiographer Training Program Curriculum dated March 21,
2002, which is herein incorporated by reference and available from the
department, of at least 560 clock hours at a radiation therapy school
accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic
addition to the services specifically prohibited in Section 468.302(3)(d),
Florida Statutes, the following functions cannot be delegated by the radiation
therapy technologist or performed by the general radiographer because they
reasonably could be expected to create an unnecessary danger to a patient's
life, health, or safety:
and recording of factors used to calculate monitor units and exposure
(b) Calculation of the
number of monitor units or exposure times for each prescribed treatment
(c) Positioning patients
on treatment couch to reproduce set-ups indicated in treatment charts, using
positioning aids, field markings, bolus, and immobilization devices.
(d) Positioning treatment machine and
accessory equipment to reproduce set-ups indicated by approved treatment
(e) Using wedges, shielding
blocks, or compensators according to treatment plans.
(f) Delivering treatment by setting and
activating controls on machine console.
(g) Having sole responsibility to monitor
patient visually and by intercommunication systems during treatment.
(h) Having sole responsibility to monitor
treatment machine console during treatment and to report
treatment fields by taking portal films.
(j) Reviewing portal films with radiation
oncologists for approval or field modifications and initiating field changes as
(k) Documenting changes
in prescribed course of treatment.
(l) Documenting treatment dose in patient
(m) Performing or assisting
with the performance of brachytherapy.