(A) A radiologist assistant shall practice only under the supervision of a radiologist acting in accordance with section 4774.10 of the Revised Code. Under this supervision and subject to division (B) of this section, a radiologist assistant may do all of the following:

Terms Used In Ohio Code 4774.08

  • Radiologist: means a physician who has successfully completed an approved radiology training program, as specified in the accreditation requirements that must be met to qualify as graduate medical education , as defined in section 4731. See Ohio Code 4774.01
  • Radiologist assistant: means an individual who assists a radiologist in the care of radiology patients by engaging in any of the activities authorized under section 4774. See Ohio Code 4774.01
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59

(1) Perform fluoroscopic procedures;

(2) Assess and evaluate the physiologic and psychological responsiveness of patients undergoing radiologic procedures;

(3) Evaluate image quality, make initial image observations, and communicate observations to the supervising radiologist;

(4) Administer contrast media, radio-isotopes, and other drugs prescribed by the supervising radiologist that are directly related to the radiologic procedures being performed;

(5) Perform any other radiologic procedures specified by the state medical board in rules adopted under section 4774.11 of the Revised Code.

(B) A radiologist assistant shall not do any of the following:

(1) Interpret radiologic images;

(2) Make diagnoses;

(3) Prescribe therapies;

(4) Administer or participate in the administration of general anesthesia, deep sedation, moderate sedation, or minimal sedation.

Effective Date: 2008 SB229 09-11-2008 .