(1) Before being authorized to perform any
x-ray procedure or operate any x-ray equipment in a physician's office, the
physician shall place a copy of the person's renewal certificate in the
person's personnel file to prove the person being authorized has the
appropriate certification required for either or both the procedure being
performed and/or the equipment being used and that such certification is
physician(s), or a physician designated by the employing physician(s) as a
substitute supervisor, shall exercise close supervision and assume full control
and responsibility for the services provided by any person certified under this
chapter of rules employed in the physician(s') practice. That supervision,
control and responsibility, except when it involves contrast imaging or
involves sedation, does not require the physical presence of the physician(s)
at all times at the site where the services are being provided.
However, it does require that the physician(s) have his/her
primary medical practice physically located within the boundaries of the state
of Tennessee and that he/she be capable of being physically present at the site
where the services are being provided within a reasonable time depending upon
the type of x-ray being performed and the severity of the medical complications
that may arise from that type of x-ray.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed August
23, 2001; effective November 6, 2001. Repeal and new rule filed November 23,
2005; effective February 6, 2006.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-204, 63-6-101, and