(1) Certification areas:
(a) Limited certification is available until June 1, 2008 from the Board in the following specific specialty areas:
1. Chest
2. Extremities
3. Skull - AP/PA and Lateral Skull Only, and Sinuses
4. Lumbar Spine - AP and Lateral Lumbar Spine Only
(b) After June 1, 2008 limited certification is available from the Board in only the following specific specialty areas:
1. Chest
2. Extremities
3. Skull and Sinus 4. Spine
(c) Persons who hold a limited certification in "Lumbar Spine - AP and Lateral Lumbar Spine Only" pursuant to part (1) (a) 4. may have their certification changed to reflect the expanded specialty area "Spine" listed in part (1) (b) 4. by submitting to the Board's administrative office on or before June 1, 2012 documentation of having completed a course(s) that includes instruction in all of the following subject areas.
1. Cervical - includes AP/PA, lateral, obliques, and open mouth odontoid.
2. Thoracic - includes AP/PA, lateral, and Swimmers.
3. Lumbar - includes AP/PA, lateral, spot lateral of L5-S1, and obliques.
(d) On June 1, 2012 those who have not submitted the necessary documentation to obtain the expanded designation as required by subparagraph (1) (c) shall not be authorized to participate in the expanded areas in the "spine" certification and their certification will entitle them to only take AP and Lateral Lumbar Spine radiographs.
(e) On June 1, 2008, the certificates that are designated "Skull - AP/PA and Lateral Skull Only, and Sinuses" shall automatically be converted to the designation "Skull and Sinus" without any further action by the holder of such limited certification.
(2) Unless otherwise qualified pursuant to paragraph (3) of this rule, to be eligible for a limited or full radiological certification a person must meet the following minimum qualifications:
(a) Be at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
(b) Possess a high school diploma or a GED certificate; and
(c) Be of good moral character; and
(d) Be free from physical or mental impairment which would interfere with the performance of duties or otherwise constitute a hazard to the health and safety of patients; and
(e) Cause to have submitted verification of attendance and successful completion of a Board approved radiological certification training course for the type of certification sought pursuant to Rule 0880-5-.05(2) or cause to be submitted verification of an A.R.R.T. certificate; and
(f) Have successfully completed the Board approved examination pursuant to Rule 0880-5-.06 or possess an A.R.R.T. certificate; and
(g) Cause to be submitted to the Board's administrative office directly from the vendor identified in the Board's licensure application materials, the result of a criminal background check; and
(h) Have made application for certification pursuant to Rule 0880-5-.07 and paid all fees.
(3) Any person who holds a radiological certificate issued by another state obtained pursuant to standards and procedures substantially equivalent to the standards set by these Rules may receive a certification at an appropriate level at the Board's discretion upon compliance with subparagraph (2) (g) of this rule.
(4) Any person who holds a certification issued by the A.R.R.T. who meets the qualifications of paragraph (2) of this rule may receive full certification from the Board.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-05-.04
Original rule filed March 4, 1985; effective April 3, 1985. Amendment filed April 23, 1986; effective May 23, 1986. Repeal and new rule filed December 7, 1993; effective February 20, 1994. Amendment filed July 12, 1995; effective September 25, 1995. Amendment filed August 31, 2000; effective November 14, 2000. Amendment filed May 28, 2003; effective August 11, 2003. Amendments filed March 14, 2006; effective May 28, 2006. Amendment filed May 27, 2008; effective August 10, 2008

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-6-101, 63-6-214, 63-6-224, and Public Chapter 956 of the Public Acts of 2000.

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