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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 85. Board of Medicine
Chapter 101. Regulations Governing the Practice of Radiologic Technology

18VAC85-101-91. General requirements..

A. A licensed radiologist assistant is authorized to:

1. Assess and evaluate the physiological and psychological responsiveness of patients undergoing radiologic procedures;

2. Perform patient assessment, and assist in patient management and patient education;

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

4. Administer contrast media or other medications prescribed by the supervising radiologist; and

5. Perform, or assist the supervising radiologist in performing, imaging procedures consistent with the guidelines adopted by the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

B. A licensed radiologist assistant is not authorized to:

1. Provide official interpretation of imaging studies; or

2. Dispense or prescribe medications.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2956.8:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 5, eff. December 7, 2011.

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