Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/19/2022

Part VI. Practice of Radiologic Technologists

18VAC85-101-100. General requirements.

A. All services rendered by a radiologic technologist shall be performed only upon direction of a licensed doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or podiatry.

B. Licensure as a radiologic technologist is not required for persons who are employed by a licensed hospital pursuant to § 54.1-2956.8:1 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 1996; amended, Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003.

18VAC85-101-110. Individual responsibilities to patients and to licensed doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or podiatry.

A. The radiologic technologist's responsibilities are to administer and document procedures consistent with his education and certifying examination and within the limit of his professional knowledge, judgment, and skills.

B. A radiologic technologist shall maintain continuing communication with the delegating practitioner.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 24, eff. September 8, 2016.

18VAC85-101-120. Supervisory responsibilities.

A. A radiologic technologist shall supervise no more than four radiologic technologists-limited or three trainees at any one time.

B. A radiologic technologist shall be responsible for any action of persons performing radiologic functions under the radiologic technologist's supervision or direction.

C. A radiologic technologist may not delegate radiologic procedures to any unlicensed personnel except those activities that are available without prescription in the public domain to include but not limited to preparing the patient for radiologic procedures and post radiologic procedures. Such nonlicensed personnel shall not perform those patient care functions that require professional judgment or discretion.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400, 54.1-2956.8:1 and 54.1-2956.8:2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 1996.

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