Practice - Any person who applies x-rays to human beings for diagnostic
purposes in a podiatrist's office in Tennessee must be certified by the Board
of Podiatric Medical Examiners.
(a) Only those
individuals that are qualified by training and experience may obtain a
certificate to practice as x-ray operators in a podiatrist's office and must do
so under the supervision of a duly licensed podiatrist.
(b) Each person certified by the Board must
practice only in the "foot/ankle" specialty area. Practicing radiography beyond
the scope of certification is grounds for decertification.
(c) 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 podiatry
(e) Under no
circumstances may a person certified pursuant to this chapter perform any
procedure utilizing contrast media or any invasive radiological
Certification - Individuals desiring certification must submit a notarized
application on a form prescribed by the Board. This application must have a
recent photograph properly attached and must be accompanied by a non-refundable
fee as provided in Rule 1155-03-.06.
applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
(b) The applicant must possess a high school
diploma or its equivalent and comply with either Rule 1155-03-.02 or
(c) The applicant
must be free from physical and mental impairment that interferes with the
performance of duties or otherwise constitutes a hazard to the health or safety
(d) An applicant shall
cause to be submitted to the Board's administrative office directly from the
vendor identified in the Board's certification application materials, the
result of a criminal background check.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed April
30, 1997; effective July 14, 1997. Repeal and new rule filed September 14,
1999; effective January 28, 2000. Amendment filed December 13, 2000; effective
February 26, 2001. Repeal and new rule filed August 23, 2001; effective
November 6, 2001. Amendment filed May 5, 2006; effective July 19,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-3-106,
63-3-119, and 63-3-125.