(1) "Accredited educational
program" means an educational program accredited by the Joint Review Committee
on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the Joint Review Committee on
Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT), or other
accrediting agencies recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists (ARRT), which have been approved by the board.
(2) "Advanced imaging professional" means an
individual who holds credentialing by the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists (ARRT) or by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
(NMTCB) as a registered radiologist assistant (R.R.A.) or nuclear medicine
advanced associate (NMAA).
"Alternate course of study" means an independent course of study that qualifies
an individual to take an examination approved by the board.
(4) "Authorized user" is defined by
(5) "Board" is defined by
(6) "Clinical education" means the component
of the educational program that provides for supervised, competency-based,
clinical education and experience.
(7) "Computed tomography" or "CT" means the
process of using specialized radiation producing equipment to create
cross-sectional images of any part of the body.
(8) "Computed tomography technologist" or "CT
technologist" means an individual who has obtained a post-primary certification
in computerized tomography from the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
(9) "Continuing education"
is defined by
"Continuing education unit" or "CEU"
means fifty (50) contact minutes of participation in a continuing education
experience completed by:
(a) Attendance at a
Documenting completed, approved independent study; or
(c) Documenting completed academic courses
applicable to health care, medical imaging, radiation therapy, or related
procedure" means a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure performed while
administering contrast media into the human body to visualize anatomy not
otherwise demonstrated on an image receptor.
(12) "Course of study" means a curriculum in
radiologic technology, nuclear medicine technology, the advanced imaging
profession, limited x-ray machine operation, or radiation therapy approved by
education" means the component of the educational program that provides formal
instruction with specific objectives and methods for assessing the student's
progress for entry-level competency.
(14) "Direct supervision" means supervised
by, and in the physical presence of, a licensed practitioner of the healing
(15) "Educational program"
means a board-approved, accredited educational program or limited x-ray machine
means a hospital, outpatient department, clinic, radiology practice, mobile
unit, or office of a physician or portion thereof, in which medical imaging or
radiation therapy are performed.
(17) "Indirect supervision" means supervised
by a licensed practitioner of the healing arts who is immediately available in
person or remotely via telecommunications device.
(18) "License" means the document issued to a
licensee to work as an advanced imaging professional, a medical imaging
technologist, a radiographer, a radiation therapist, a nuclear medicine
technologist, or a limited x-ray machine operator in Kentucky.
(19) "Licensed practitioner" or "licensed
practitioner of the healing arts" is defined by
(20) "Licensee" means an individual licensed
to perform the duties of an advanced imaging professional, a medical imaging
technologist, a radiographer, a radiation therapist, a nuclear medicine
technologist, or a limited x-ray machine operator.
(21) "Licensure" means the process by which a
license is issued by the board pursuant to 201 KAR Chapter 46 and in accordance
with KRS Chapter 311B.
"Limited radiographic procedures" means the following procedures:
(a) Radiography of the thorax, lungs, and
(b) Radiography of the
(c) Radiography of the
skull and facial structures;
Radiography of the upper and lower extremities;
(e) Radiography of the pectoral girdle, hips,
(f) Radiography of the
cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spines; and
(g) Bone densitometry procedures.
(23) "Limited x-ray machine
operator" is defined by
(24) "Medical Imaging" means producing visual
images of the human body utilizing various types of energy and technologies to
determine the presence of disease and injury. Medical imaging is used for
diagnostic, screening, treatment and monitoring purposes.
(25) "Medical imaging technologist" is
(26) "National organization" is defined by
(27) "Nuclear medicine advanced associate"
means an individual certified by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification
Board (NMTCB) as a nuclear medicine advanced associate (NMAA) who works under
the supervision of a radiologist or nuclear medicine physician, in accordance
with practice standards.
"Nuclear medicine technologist" is defined by
(29) "Nuclear medicine technology" means
technology applied by a nuclear medicine technologist utilizing radioactive
material and with the nuclear medicine technologist being under the supervision
of an authorized user.
means the positron emission tomography.
(31) "Positron emission tomography" means the
utilization of positron-emitting radioactive material for medical imaging under
the supervision of an authorized user.
(32) "Practice standards" means the standards
established by board-approved professional organizations that define the
practice expectations of individuals within the professions.
(33) "Primary discipline" means radiography,
nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.
(34) "Professional educational guidelines"
means curriculum and educational standards established by national
organizations and approved by the board.
(35) "Program director" means an individual
designated by a sponsoring institution to assure that the educational programs
for an advanced imaging professional, a medical imaging technologist, a
radiographer, a radiation therapist, a nuclear medicine technologist, and a
limited xray machine operator are properly conducted.
(36) "Provisional nuclear medicine technology
license" means a license issued by the board to an individual participating in
the alternate nuclear medicine course of study approved by the board.
(37) "Provisional training license" means a
license issued to a nuclear medicine technologist or a radiation therapist
pursuing post-primary certification in computed tomography or a license issued
to a radiographer or radiation therapist pursuing post-primary certification in
(38) "Radiation safety
officer" means an individual who has the training, knowledge, and
responsibility to apply appropriate radiation safety practices.
(39) "Radiation therapist" is defined by
(40) "Radiation therapy" means the
therapeutic administration of ionizing radiation by a radiation
materials" means a solid, liquid, or gas that emits ionizing radiation
is defined by
(a) The utilization and administration of
ionizing radiation to produce medically relevant images for the diagnosis of
injury or disease; and
a comprehensive scope of diagnostic-radiologic procedures.
(44) "Radiologist assistant" means an
individual certified by the American Registry of Radio-logic Technologists
(ARRT) as a registered radiologist assistant (R.R.A.) who works under the
supervision of a radiologist, in accordance with supervision guidelines jointly
established by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Society of
Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and the ARRT.
(45) "Radionuclide" means a radioactive
element or a radioactive isotope.
(46) "Radiopharmaceuticals" means radioactive
drugs used for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
(47) "Scope of practice" means the parameter
of the specific practice.
"Source of radiation" means a radioactive material, device, or equipment
emitting or capable of producing ionizing radiation.
(49) "Sponsoring institution" means an
institution recognized by the board to provide a post-secondary educational
program in medical imaging, limited x-ray machine operation, radiation therapy,
or advanced imaging professions.
(50) "Student" means an individual enrolled
in a board-recognized educational program.
(51) "Supervision of students" means
supervised by a licensed practitioner of the healing arts or a licensee in the
appropriate field of practice who directs the activity of students.
(52) "Temporary license" means a nonrenewable
license issued by the board as established in 201 KAR Chapter 46 permitting an
individual to practice for a specified period of time.
(53) "Therapeutic procedures" means medical
treatments that can help diagnose, cure, or treat a patient's