Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0880-05-.10 - SCOPE OF PRACTICE

(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 examinations.
(3) Certificates 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 licenses.
(4) A.R.R.T. certificate 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.
(b) 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. 0880-05-.10
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, 2006.

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

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