(1) Each person
certified by the Board must practice only in the certified specialty areas
contained on the certificate as issued or upgraded and only for the types of
radiographs specified in these rules. Practicing radiography beyond the scope
of certification is grounds for decertification.
(2) Board issued certificates shall be posted
in a location visible to all patients receiving radiographic
issued by the Board are subject to being disciplined for the same causes, to
the same extent and pursuant to the same procedures as issued medical
holders are fully certified and, except as provided in subparagraph (a), may
perform any and all radiographic procedures or functions in a physician's
office that are within the American Society of Radiologic Technologists'
(A.S.R.T.) scope of practice for radiographers.
(a) Performing bone densitometry is not
considered to be within the Board's scope of practice for fully certified
A.R.R.T. certificate holders.
A.R.R.T. certificate holders who wish to perform bone densitometry and who
receive initial certification as an x-ray operator in Tennessee after July 1,
2006 are required to:
1. obtain the A.R.R.T.'s
certification in bone densitometry (BD) by successfully completing the
A.R.R.T.'s Bone Densitometry Clinical Experience Requirements; or
2. obtain limited certification in bone
densitometry, pursuant to Rule 0880-5-.11.
(5) Under no circumstances may a person with
limited certification perform any procedure utilizing contrast media or any
invasive radiological procedure.
(6) Under no circumstances may a person with
limited certification perform any procedure utilizing CT (Computer-assisted
Tomography) or Fluoroscopy (including C-Arm units).
(7) Certification pursuant to these rules
does not authorize the certificate holder to perform MRI (Magnetic Resonance
Imaging) or Ultrasound procedures, both of which are beyond the scope and
capabilities of limited licensed operators.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed March
4, 1985; effective April 3, 1985. Repeal and new rule filed December 7, 1993;
effective February 20, 1994. Amendment filed August 31, 2000; effective
November 14, 2000. Amendment filed May 28, 2003; effective August 11, 2003.
Amendment filed March 22, 2006; effective June 5,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
63-6-224, and Public Chapter 956
of the Public Acts of 2000.