Notice of Intended Action

Limited radiologic technologist examination; permit holder continuing education, 42.9(2)“e”(3), 42.18(2)

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PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT[641]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to certification examinations for limited

radiologic technologists and continuing education requirements

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Public Health Department hereby proposes to amend Chapter 42, "Permit to Operate Ionizing Radiation Producing Machines or Administer Radioactive Materials," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 136C.3 and 136C.12.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 136C.

Purpose and Summary

The proposed amendments address changes made in the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) policies and procedures. The ARRT is recognized by national accreditation entities and regulatory bodies, including the Department, as the national certification entity for radiologic technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists, and radiologist assistants. The ARRT also provides the examination for limited radiologic technologists approved by the Department as eligible to take the examination. The Department tries to align rules with ARRT requirements whenever possible to reduce duplication, conflicting requirements, and burden on the regulated community.

The amendment to subparagraph 42.9(2)"e"(3) removes the requirement for limited radiologic technologists to pay a fee to the Department for the limited radiography examination administered by the ARRT through an agreement with the Department. The ARRT is now charging this fee directly to the applicant; consequently, applicants will not need to pay the Department a fee for this service.

The amendments to paragraphs 42.18(2)"b" and 42.18(2)"c" change the continuing education (CE) limitation for repeating certain CE courses. The ARRT made the change to allow a CE course to be repeated in future biennia; therefore, the Department is removing its restriction because of the conflict with ARRT requirements.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to the Department's waiver provisions contained in 641—Chapter 178.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Department no later than 4:30 p.m.on June 7, 2022. Comments should be directed to:

Angela Leek

Department of Public Health

Bureau of Radiological Health

Lucas State Office Building

321 East 12th Street

Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Email: radhealthia@idph.iowa.gov

Public Hearing

No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rule-making actions are proposed:

Item 1. Amend subparagraph 42.9(2)"e"(3) as follows:

(3)Each individual making application to take an examination as a limited radiologic technologist in 42.9(2)"e"(1)"1" or "3" must submit an application and nonrefundable to the department each time the individual takes the examination. The individual must also submit the examination fee of $200 to the department directly to the ARRT each time the individual takes the examination.

Item 2. Amend paragraph 42.18(2)"b" as follows:

b. Continuing education activities that are lecture presentations may not be repeated for credit in the same biennium but may be repeated across different biennia.

Item 3. Rescind paragraph 42.18(2)"c."

Public Health Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 6/7/2022.

Official Document

  • Limited radiologic technologist examination; permit holder continuing education, 42.9(2)“e”(3), 42.18(2)
  • Published on 5/18/2022
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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 641-42.18(2)"b" Rule 641-42.18(2)"c" Rule 641-42.9(2)"e"
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