Until October 20, 1995, an individual engaging in any of the activities performed by a general x-ray machine operator, radiographer, radiation therapy technologist, or nuclear medicine technologist may be granted a conditional license in that individual’s area of practice. Application shall be made on a form prescribed and provided by the department of health, accompanied by the fee established in rules adopted under section 4773.08 of the Revised Code.
Terms Used In Ohio Code 4773.05
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- General x-ray machine operator: means an individual who operates ionizing radiation-generating equipment in order to perform standard radiology procedures; whose performance of such procedures is limited to specific body sites; and who does not, to any significant degree, determine procedure positioning or the dosage of radiation to which a patient is exposed. See Ohio Code 4773.01
- Nuclear medicine technologist: means an individual who does all of the following:
(1) Prepares and administers radio-pharmaceuticals to human beings;
(2) Conducts in vivo or in vitro detection and measurement of radioactivity for medical purposes;
(3) Documents orders for radio-pharmaceuticals in patient medical records. See Ohio Code 4773.01
- Radiation therapy technologist: means an individual who utilizes ionizing radiation-generating equipment, including therapy simulator radiation-generating equipment, for therapeutic purposes on human beings. See Ohio Code 4773.01
- Radiographer: means an individual who does all of the following in order to perform a comprehensive scope of radiology procedures on human beings:
(1) Operates ionizing radiation-generating equipment;
(2) Administers contrast;
(3) Documents orders for contrast in patient medical records;
(4) Determines procedure positioning;
(5) Determines the dosage of ionizing radiation. See Ohio Code 4773.01
The department shall review all applications received and issue the appropriate conditional license to each applicant who submits evidence satisfactory to the department that during the period from October 20, 1993 to October 20, 1994, the applicant was employed to perform the procedures authorized under the license. A conditional license expires on the license holder’s birthday that occurs on or after October 20, 1997, and is not renewable.
An individual holding a conditional license may apply for a license issued under section 4773.03 of the Revised Code after completing the continuing education requirements specified in rules adopted under section 4773.08 of the Revised Code.